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.
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


Japanese tantos are dagger-like knives with strong tips. Tanto can be used in close-quarters combat, martial arts, ceremonial acts, or as tactical knives. The Japanese tanto blade was developed during the Heian period in feudal Japan. It was created primarily as a stabbing weapon, but is also ideal for slashing. It was worn mostly by samurai, but sometimes women wore them in their obi for self-defense. During the Kamakura period, tanto blades were crafted to be more aesthetically pleasing and gained popularity among nobles and commoners alike. Browse the selection of knives at Swords of Northshire today to discover one that speaks to you.


Our Samurai Knife Selection


At Swords of Northshire, our knife selection allows you to experience the various motifs and symbolism of Japanese culture. Whether you want a blade adorned with mother of pearl shells or a traditional handle wrap (ito), our collection offers you the perfect knives for your aesthetic. Explore a collection of blades that meet our high quality standards including:



A knife can be a crucial weapon in a battle, or an essential tool for survival. Whether you’re battling villains or testing your survival skills, our authentic handcrafted samurai knives are just what you need. Each of our knives is crafted in the traditional Japanese style with premium steel and materials.


Knives and Swords at Swords of Northshire


Our Japanese tanto blades are handmade by master craftsmen who spend years perfecting ancient Japanese metalworking techniques. Every blade is made to order, and each receives special attention to detail to ensure superior quality and performance. Find a tool that suits your needs in our collection of knives and swords. 

If you’re seeking a longer sword, check out our shirasaya, wakizashi, and katana swords from the samurai collection.

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Custom-Made Hand Forged Japanese Katana   Handmade Katana for Sale   Your cust..
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This Tanto sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blad..
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This high quality tanto shirasaya is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished m..
This Tanto sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blad..
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This is a well-made colorful folded steel tanto, following the traditional Japanese process. The bla..
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This samurai sword set offers great quality at a reasonable price. Featuring our hand forged and pol..
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This Gyaku-Kobuse tanto is constructed with two different kinds of steel, folded steel (8,192 layers..
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The tanto or short sword is a Japanese blade used by the samurai class of feudal Japan. It dates bac..
This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword set, following the traditional Japanese process. The..
This high quality tanto is made of T-10 high speed steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like ..
This battle ready Jian short sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfectly balanced f..