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Samurai Swords
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The samurai sword dates back to the Japanese Edo Period and as far back as the Kamakura Period. The distinctive curved blade and long grip was designed as a two-handed sword and became the symbol of the samurai class. It was traditionally made with tamahagane steel that swordsmiths would fold and temper into a curved sword. During the forging process, a hamon unique to the swordsmith was formed and revealed when the blade was polished. The samurai katana sword is still used in a variety of martial arts today including iaido, kenjutsu, iaijutsu, ninjutsu, and kendo. In Japanese the katana is called dai or daitō which means “big sword.”

Samurai Swords for Sale

Our samurai swords are made in the famed sword-smithing town of Longquan in the mountains of Qinxi from an ongoing tradition that’s lasted 2,600 years. Each sword is carefully crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail using traditional hand forging methods. We use high-grade steel and durable materials for all of our swords, creating strong and beautiful works of art. The samurai sword is drenched in traditions of honor, pride, and power. With so many choices available, it’s easy to find the perfect samurai sword that embodies your personality and spirit. Take a look at our categories of Japanese swords:

 

Get Your Samurai Katana at Swords of Northshire

We have a wide selection of samurai swords including odachi and wakizashi. If you’re looking for something completely unique, we can help you create your own custom sword. Swords of Northshire makes it easy to find your perfect katana, providing pictures, simple check-out, and excellent customer service. Our swords can be hand sharpened per your request or remain unsharpened. Each sword comes with a free personal engraving, to truly make the sword your own. Enjoy our selection and choose your samurai sword wisely.

This Kiriha-Zukuri Katana sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong blade made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper pr..
$436.99
This tachi sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered & folded with a polished mirror-like surface and visible grain patterns. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impur..
$1,239.99
This Katana is made of 9260 Spring Steel which can withstand a high degree of bending and still spring back true. The blade has great durability and also better resistance to abrasion and corrosion than other high carbon steel blades. The blade is full tang and hand sharpened, suitable for..
$349.99
This Kogarasu Maru (Little Crow) sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very unique sword made in the style of unokubi-zukuri with two sharp edges. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. T..
$546.99
This Katana is made of 9260 Spring Steel which can withstand a high degree of bending and still spring back true. The blade has great durability and also better resistance to abrasion and corrosion than other high carbon steel blades. The blade is full tang and hand sharpened, suitable for..
$349.99
Lovingly dubbed the "Falmessertana" this unique Messer sword is a fully functional, yet affordable back yard cutter. Borrowing from several popular designs, this sword combines the cutting ability of the katana with the superior balance of a European bastard sword. The desire when pro..
$369.99
This is a well-made folded steel Katana with a very unique design. The blade style is unokubi-zukuri, with two sharp edges. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. It comes with a black lacquered hardwood saya, silk sageo/ito, iron fittings, and genuine ..
$319.99
This is a well-made folded steel samurai sword set, following the traditional Japanese process. The blades are very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black and red color. They come with a..
$369.99
This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black and red color. It comes with a huali..
$329.99
The Eagle Katana sword is made of folded and clay tempered steel with a polished mirror-like surface. The blade is very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in 8,192 layers. The visible grain pattern on the blade comes from folding the steel repeatedly during forging. A speci..
$396.99
The blade is Unokubi-Zukuri style with a double edge made of through hardened 1095 high carbon steel. It is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities, which gives it strength and flexibility. The blade is full tang with hand engraved Mei (Signature). It is fully fun..
$289.99
The Serpent Katana sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong blade made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process c..
$396.99
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