Absolutely love the craftsmanship with this custom piece. Swords of Northshire was wonderful to communicate with. Always very timely and extremely accommodating. Listened to every detail I was looking for, and did their best to make my dream (and the recipient of this sword's dream) come true. I would and will definitely be back again to re-order another in the future.
- Cassy L
The sword is forged and assembled very well, very fast shipping, great service and courteous. Anyone who wants to buy a sword, this is the place!
- Simone
Impressed by their professional approach. They were quick to respond to my questions and give offers of assistance. The custom made Katana was a true beauty and I am very satisfied with every aspect of my dealings with them. I can highly recommend Swords of Northshire to anyone seeking a finely crafted excellent quality sword for a very reasonable price.
- Colin M
Our son was absolutely speechless when he unwrapped the sword. He loves it. We needed a rush build and the sword came on time. It looks very elegant-well made with handsome parts. Also, customer service was very helpful. Thank you very much.
- JGR
I am extremely satisfied with Swords of Northshire. Aside from my custom katana being absolutely beautiful and well made, their customer service is outstanding. They accommodated me at every step. My second custom katana is in the mail now! Can't recommend them enough, and will certainly be doing more business in the future.
- Matt K
The quality in craftsmanship of the sword I had custom made is impeccable. The materials are beautiful. The staff were always available when needed and very informative.
- Paul S

Iaido / Iaito Swords

Iaido / Iaito Swords

Designed to be perfectly balanced for iaido and kenjutsu kata forms, our iaido swords offer a more traditional alternative to the many zinc aluminum alloy blades on the market. Since the purpose of training with an iaito is to prepare you to use a proper steel shinken when the time comes, you want a high quality blade that is as similar in balance and weight as possible.

 

Our hardened carbon steel iaido swords are made with superior balance and greater durability. Whether you choose to practice with a katana or wakizashi, you'll find many 1060 high carbon steel blade swords in this collection. Using 1060 steel offers an excellent compromise between hardness and durability, with a light weight that puts less stress on your wrist when practicing iaido forms.

 

Sword Styles

 

At Swords of Northshire, we specialize in Japanese and Chinese weapons. Some of the prominent themes you can find in this collection include dragons, tigers, cranes, cherry blossoms, bamboo stalks, ocean waves, and many more.

 

All of our swords are fully functional, battle ready pieces that range from simple, sleek designs to intricate and complex creations. Explore color treated swords, clay tempering, and folded Damascus steel here.

 

Customization Options

 

Each iaito sword comes with a bo-hi (blood groove or fuller), which helps reduce weight and also guides you in your training with the audible Tachi-Kaze wind sound it creates. Iaido swords can also be modified and customized to meet your personal aesthetic:

 

  • Sharpening Preference
  • Saya Color
  • Sageo Color
  • Ito Wrap
  • Engraving Style

 

Once you place your order, it takes our master smith 1-2 weeks to create your sword. Your patience allows us to pay attention to every detail in bringing your sword to life.

 

We use traditional Japanese smithing techniques to ensure a more authentic blade for your practice, ceremonial, or display needs. Order an iaido sword from Swords of Northshire today and get free shipping throughout the US and internationally!

 

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