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
From the first moment I became interested in purchasing one of their swords I was 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 and expect that I will be doing more business with them in the future.
- 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

Shirasaya

Shirasaya

The shirasaya sword has a unique history and are quite popular among collectors. The word shirasaya translates “white scabbard” and describes the clean design of the scabbard, rather than the blade. A traditional Japanese shirasaya can house katanas, wakizashis, even tantos! Our shirasayas are made with the highest-quality materials in the traditional simple design. They complement and preserve their blades expertly. Whether you’re looking for a wakizashi to add to your collection or a ninja sword for battle, take a look at our selection of shirasaya swords for a simple, elegant design.

Shirasaya protected all types of blades, including yaris or spears. The main purpose of a shirasaya was to preserve the samurai sword blade when it was not being used. It was not meant to be used during combat because there was no tsuba or handle wrappings. As stated before, the shirasaya was designed to be a simple wooden scabbard. Occasionally, a sayagaki was, or an appraisal, was written on the scabbard. The shirasaya was extremely simple in comparison to the koshirae, a more detailed sword mounting technique. The simplicity of the shirasaya is a beautiful complement to any samurai sword or blade.

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This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$364.99
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This is a well-made folded steel Shirasaya, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is..
$239.99
This  Zatoichi Shirasaya Ninja Sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a po..
$376.99
Based on 2 reviews.
This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword, following the traditional Japanese process. The bla..
$319.99
This is a well-made folded steel Shirasaya, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is..
$239.99
Based on 1 reviews.
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It ..
$364.99
This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword, following the traditional Japanese process. The bla..
$319.99
This shirasaya sword set is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirro..
$869.99