Sword Engravings & More
At Swords of Northshire, we offer you a unique way to make a sword truly your own. With our customization and personalization options, you can take part in the creation of your weapon. If custom sword blades appeal to you, explore the various opportunities you have to inject your personality into something we forge for you. Collaborate with Swords of Northshire and discover what it’s like to have a one-of-a-kind piece!
The first step towards creating your custom sword blade is choosing the right materials. At Swords of Northshire, we offer several steel options — each with their own benefits and advantages.
1060 High Carbon Steel: Provides the ideal balance between strength and hardness
1060 Folded Steel: Offers more flexibility than higher carbon steel
9260 Spring Steel: Contains silicone alloy to increase shock resistance
1095 High Carbon Steel: Can hold a sharper edge, but must be differentially hardened
1095 Folded Steel: More resilient, durable, and flexible than other metals
Clay Tempered 1095 Steel: Creates a more flexible spine, but harder edge
Clay Tempered & Folded 1095: Combines the best of tempering and folding
Clay Tempered & Folded Tamahagane: The most traditional Japanese forging method
Length & More
After choosing the metal for your custom sword blade, you must also tell us the length of sword you prefer.
Katana: Over 60.6 cm
Nodachi & Ōdachi: 90.9 cm & Longer
Tachi: 60.6 cm & Longer
Wakizashi: Between 30.3 & 60.6 cm
Tantō: Less Than 30.3 cm
We also offer you the opportunity to decide whether you want the traditional embellishments of a Japanese sword, including:
Bo-Hi Groove (Blood Groove): Lightens the blade for faster movements
Hamon (Temper Line): Adds a unique design to the blade
Personal Sword Engraving
Your sword engraving can be the name of the smith, your name, or even a phrase or word. We offer engraving in Chinese, English, and Japanese Kanji.
Style & Color
The final step of personalizing your custom sword blade is choosing the style and color of the accessories that come with each sword. Whether you prefer an all black lacquered set or you want bright colors at every angle, the choice is up to you. These are the different elements for which you must choose colors, material, or style:
Saya | Scabbard Color
Sageo | Sheath Cord Color
Tsuba Fuchi | Guard Material & Style
Kashira Habaki / Seppa | Fittings Material & Style
Same'gawa | Rayskin Color
Ito | Handle Wrap Color
Menuki | Handle Ornament Color & Style
Get Started Now!
Are you ready to start creating your own custom sword blade? Head over to our Custom Swords Category to begin your journey.
At Swords of Northshire, we pride ourselves in our quality work. If for any reason you aren't happy with your purchase, we will make it right! We guarantee you'll love your sword or your money back