About Us

Longquan of Zhejiang Province is a town poetically suited, and historically known for the art of swordmaking

Coined as "The First Sword" 第一把剑, the Longquan Sword began it's legacy over 2,600 years ago, in the Spring & Autumn period (771 to 476 BC) when the legendary swordsmith Ou Yezi 歐冶子 forged a sword named Longyuan at the foot of Qingxi Mountain, an area with abundant iron ore, cold springs for quenching, and fine stones for polishing blades.

Longquan quickly became a bastion for swordsmiths and the art of swordmaking was perfected, including techniques such as clay tempering and folding.

The sword forging technique became the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage and the town was marked a historical cultural city.

The art of swordmaking was never lost in Longquan, in fact the small, lush mountainous town is still famous locally and abroad for the quality of their swords.

The methods of traditional forging and hand crafting were passed down and improved from generation to generation and are now available to you.

We work closely with the most trusted swordsmiths in Longquan to bring you the highest quality, fully functional Japanese swords at an affordable price

Every sword on our website is full tang and functional, constructed with the highest safety standards. You will never find any wall-hangers or sword-like objects here.

Our goal is to exceed your expectations, and in turn create a new standard for the sword industry.

Customer service is our top priority, you can expect detailed and thoughtful responses to your inquiries within a few hours, often minutes.

You will find a level of customization and personalization unparalleled by other sword companies. If you can imagine it, chances are we can make it.

Feel free to contact us at sales@swordsofnorthshire.com or call us at 1-844-644-6686 with any questions, concerns, or requests

You can customize your own Japanese sword here and pick your blade material, length, sharpness, fittings, and more.

Or use our contact form to request a quote for a fully functional, high quality replica of your favorite sword.

You're also welcome to email us for a fittings catalog if you'd like more options than what is listed on our website.

We look forward to helping you create your perfect sword.

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