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Damascus Steel Swords

Damascus Steel Swords

Folded steel blades, commonly referred to as Damascus steel or pattern-welded steel, are made by hammering the steel flat and folding it over itself repeatedly to create several thousand layers of steel. Most of our Damascus steel swords are folded 13 times, creating 8,192 layers. 

 

Folding was developed in feudal Japan due to the impure metals that were most often used in blacksmithing. The tamahagane needed to be folded over and over again to remove impurities and even out the carbon content of the steel. Today’s modern steel is pure, and folding is only done for tradition's sake or for the aesthetically pleasing flowing grain pattern it creates on the blade. 

 

Damascus Sword Selection

 

When you explore our collection of Damascus swords for sale, you’ll find that we carry a large range of folded swords, including katanas and ninja swords. Since we specialize in Japanese and Chinese techniques, most of our swords incorporate imagery that harkens back to ancient Asian stories. From dragons and cranes to cherry blossoms and bamboo, choose the design that speaks to you.

 

Our selection also includes a variety of battle-ready replicas from your favorite anime, movies, manga, video games, and more. Some of our Damascus swords even incorporate various colors into the blades to create eye-catching display pieces.

 

Shopping for Swords with Us

 

At Swords of Northshire, each of our Damascus steel swords is handcrafted by master craftsmen who have trained for years in the art of ancient Japanese and Chinese sword making techniques. They pay the utmost attention to detail when forging each sword to ensure that the sharpening and engraving meet our high expectations for quality. 

Our dedication to metal crafting and sword replication results in beautiful craftsmanship and heirloom quality pieces. Whether you’re looking for a samurai sword or you want to make your own custom sword, we have the right blade for you.

 

Brotherhood of Blades are the swords used by the Embroidered Uniform Guard, the imperial secret police that served the emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China. This battle ready Brotherhood of Blades sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfectly balanced for p..
$639.99
In June 2006 the forging technique of Longquan Swords was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage. The 130-year-old Shen Guanglong Sword Workshop was nominated the protector of the technique, and it's owner, Shen Xinpei, the representative heir. Longquan Swords have been presente..
$8,600.00
In June 2006 the forging technique of Longquan Swords was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage. The 130-year-old Shen Guanglong Sword Workshop was nominated the protector of the technique, and it's owner, Shen Xinpei, the representative heir. Longquan Swords have been presente..
$6,300.00
This Chinese Dadao Saber blade is made of folded high carbon steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. The blade is thick, powerful, and full tang. Traditional..
$339.99
This battle ready Han Dynasty Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, folded, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construct..
$439.99
This beautiful yet functional Dragon Spear is made from folded damascus high carbon steel with a stainless steel handle. The yari was one of the earliest weapons used by Japanese warriors. In early Japanese history the yari was a common weapon on the battlefield, even used more often than the samura..
$639.99
This battle ready Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ave..
$569.99
This battle ready Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, folded, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is..
$639.99
This battle ready Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ave..
$1,249.99
This battle ready Han Dynasty Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, folded, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construct..
$679.99
The Chinese Spear (Qiang) is used in many variations on the pre-modern Chinese battlefield. It is one of the four major weapons, called in this group "The King of Weapons". Many generals preferred the use of the spear because it's techniques and applications were superior to those of other weapons. ..
$739.99
This battle ready Jian sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. Traditional design with modern construction, this is not your ave..
$1,079.99
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