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Swords of Northshire is proud to offer free US shipping for all of our products. Shipping times vary based on location and customization.

We are incredibly proud of our craftsmanship. Thus, we offer a lifetime guarantee on ALL our swords. If ever you have issues with our blades, simply give us a shout. We will repair or replace your sword for no charge. We send our products through verified shipping to ensure safe and reliable handling; if somehow your sword is not delivered, we will refund you 100% the cost.

Your custom katana begins its life in the famed swordsmithing town of Longquan located in the remote, green mountains of Qinxi. For custom made katanas, the art of blade making has continued, unabated, for over 2,600 years near the cold, shining waters of the Ou River. Your sword's exact crafting methods are entirely up to you and no matter your preference, you can expect the swordsmith who creates your hand forged katana to pay the utmost attention to every detail.

The process of crafting a custom katana is an art that has been honed and perfected for centuries. For custom katanas, the craftsmen in Longquan are renowned for their skill and expertise, and they take great pride in producing some of the world's finest hand forged katanas.

When you commission a katana, you have the opportunity to select every aspect of its design. For your hand forged katana, you can choose the length of the blade, the type of steel used in its construction, and even the style of the handle. This level of customization ensures that your hand forged Japanese katana will be unique and tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Once purchased, you will receive a custom katana that is a true work of art. Whether you plan to use your custom samurai sword for martial arts training, display, or as a unique addition to your collection, a katana from Longquan will be a true masterpiece of craftsmanship. Purchase the best hand forged katanas here at Swords of Northshire today!

Your Sword Options

For your custom katana, there are several options in each category including:

  • Blade Length
  • Blade Material
  • Tsuba: Select from over a hundred unique blade guard designs
  • Ito Color: Choose from silk or leather handle wrapping in a variety of hues
  • Hamon Type: Explore several temper line styles
  • Signature Engraving
  • Fittings

You may also request customization for your Japanese katana sword beyond what is listed, including blade color (natural, black, red, blue), a straight ninjato style blade, blade geometry, battle wrap, rayskin wrapped saya, saya inscription, and more.

How to Place Your Order

Simply click the CUSTOMIZE button up above and begin designing. When you're finished, add to your cart.

Custom Sword Creation Process and Timeline

Your katana is powerfully real and custom made by masters of the craft using traditional hand forging methods. As such, the process usually takes 2-3 weeks. Sword prices start at $189.99 with free shipping for a 1060 high carbon steel katana and can vary widely depending on the options selected.

We encourage you to explore our site and offering of Japanese Katanas for ideas on the style and details of your sword. If you have any questions, please contact our dedicated customer support team through email (, or call us toll-free at 1-844-NIHONTO (1-844-644-6686).

Japanese Katana Sword Glossary

Custom Sword Samurai Katana Parts with Saya

Custom Katana Samurai Sword Parts with Blade

Recent Testimonials

Terrific katana. Being able to customize the design to such a degree - including the kind of steel used in the blade - is awesome. I feel like this is MY katana. The quality of work and parts are excellent. I look forward to using it in training.(It's definitely a REAL sword.)

I requested a spring steel blade with no bo-hi, dyed red. I LOVE IT! The blade is perfect. No wavy lines and straight as an arrow. It has great balance for a katana. You can feel the power in it. I wanted it sharpened for heavy cutting and it is much sharper than I expected, especially the tip. The handle is not too big and it feels great. The sword fits the Saya perfect, right out of the box. The red etching on the blade looks awesome. It does not reflect much light at all, but you can see a reflection in it when you look closely. I was looking all over the place for a good katana, but I couldn't find one that I actually liked everything about it. What a find with Swords of the Northshire! I would definitely buy more swords from them. Thanks

I have purchased 2 Swords from Swords of Northshire. One a custom Katana. The Katana was a beautiful piece of functional art. An amazing piece. I also purchased a Wakizashi. There were some minor imperfections in the edge geometry. Northshire paid the return shipping and replaced the entire blade at their expense. I highly recommend them to anyone considering the purchase of a Japanese sword or any other product they supply. I have already picked out a third sword which I intend to purchase in the near future. Thank you again.

I collect all kinds of swords, and I can honestly say the one I just got from swords of northshire is my favorite and one of the best quality blades I've ever gotten thank you so much!

I was looking at getting my wife a Katana for Christmas and all of the reviews online said Swords of Northshire was the place to go. I wasn't disappointed, the customer service was outstanding (Bryce Ronquille) and the level of detail available was amazing. The sword came excellently packed and in very short amount of time. Bryce kept us informed of the progress along the way and provided pictures before shipping of the final product, which was nothing less than a work of art. The workmanship in the sword was amazing, extremely well built and detailed. I cannot wait to add more of these to my collection.

I'm very pleased with my custom katana. The blade is smooth and the polish shows the folding and hamon exceptionally well. It's lighter than what I'm used to. I own a number of Cheness and Hanwei blades and this one is by far the most maneuverable and well balanced. It slices through small dowels, PVC pipe and bamboo like through butter. After some 20 hours of use it shows no significant scratches and is as sharp as new. The fittings are all tight and the ito has not moved an inch, which is a common problem with many of my other swords. The habaki is nicely fitted to the blade as opposed to the blade being filed to fit. The saya is a little loose which sometimes causes the blade to cut into the wood while re-sheathing but this is a common problem with many katana and easily solved with proper technique. Although I've not measured, it seems like the Sakihaba and Monouchi is a little thicker than the rest of the blade which makes it nice for cutting. The customer service was exceptional and delivery was fast. I will certainly recommend these blades to others.


We pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service. We’re in direct contact with you regarding your order from start to finish. We also send pictures of the finished sword for your approval (and excitement!) before shipping. Other companies may accept orders and rush to fulfill them as soon as possible, whereas all of our swords are hand-forged and made to order by master smiths using the time-honored traditional Japanese & Chinese techniques. These swords are not fashioned on an assembly line; each is crafted with the care & respect the heritage deserves.

We refer to Japanese Quality to emphasize the difference from swords that are Made in China and of low quality & mass produced. All of our swords are fully handmade-to-order in the traditional way they have been forged for many generations. Many Longquan swordsmiths received their knowledge directly from Japanese forges; there is a rich history of information sharing between the two cultures. In these modern times, a Japanese Katana and a Longquan Katana are functionally the same.

Forever guarantee: We stand behind the quality of our swords. After your sword is created at the forge, we will send you pictures and will only ship after your approval. If at any time you have issues with the craftsmanship of your sword, please reach out to us and we will do our best to make things right.

Unless indicated otherwise, every sword is hand-forged and made-to-order for a high-quality & unique product created for you. This intricate process takes 3-4 weeks to complete. We’ll send pictures of your sword by email for confirmation (please whitelist to make sure you get our email). Tanto and wakizashi swords usually take around 4 weeks. Highly customized swords such as blades of a custom length or custom painted scabbards will typically take 4-5 weeks. For most orders, we estimate 4-6 weeks from the time the order is submitted to when you receive it. If you need a sword by a specific date or within a shorter time frame, contact us and we can see about prioritizing your order.

We ship to anywhere in the United States for free! For all other countries, we offer a flat shipping rate of $19.

Customers are responsible for customs taxes & duties.

Yes, you can customize every sword on our website. Even if you’re not happy with the existing options available to you, you can request just about any change you could think of. We can change most fittings, wrappings, and blade coloring (black, red, or blue) for free. These kinds of requests can be made in the order comments section during checkout. If what you need done is more complex and might cost extra, please contact us with your request. If you make a request in the comments section when ordering your sword and it happens to cost extra we’ll kindly follow-up and explain the cost difference and send an invoice for the cost if you’re happy with it.

Yes we've recreated many customer's favorite swords, please send details and pictures to and we’ll let you know about the possibilities and quote.

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