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Samurai Swords

Samurai Swords

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 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 combines..
$436.99
This 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 combines..
$436.99
Devil May Cry 5 | Vergil’s Sword Yamato DMC 5 Replica Are you looking for Vergil’s sword from Devil May Cry 5? At Swords of Northshire, we’ve painstakingly recreated this unique video game blade for you. Discover a stunning mirror-like blade, along with its trademark half light, ..
$619.99
This Yamato sword from Devil May Cry is made of 1095 high carbon steel. With its polished, mirror-like surface, we’ve made it to look exactly like Vergil's Yamato katana from Devil May Cry. Vergil’s trademark sword is a dark forged katana that was once wielded by his father, Sparda, who left it to V..
$379.99
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 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 battle ready Miao Dao sword is made of folded steel, designed to be perfect for practical Chinese martial arts training. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of durability and hardness. The blade is thick, powerful, and full tang. Traditional design wi..
$729.99
This Gyaku-Kobuse Katana is constructed with two different kinds of steel, folded steel (8,192 layers) on the outside, and 1095 high carbon steel making the core and cutting edge. The visible undulating grain pattern on the blade is a result from folding the steel 13 times during forging. The b..
$740.00
This Gyaku-Kobuse tanto is constructed with two different kinds of steel, folded steel (8,192 layers) on the outside, and 1095 high carbon steel making the core and cutting edge. The visible undulating grain pattern on the blade is a result from folding the steel 13 times during forging. The bl..
$560.00
This Katana sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blade for iaido and kenjutsu use. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of flexibility and hardness. The blade is then hand polishe..
$189.99 $219.99
This Wakizashi sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blade for iaido and kenjutsu use. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of flexibility and hardness. The blade is then hand poli..
$159.99
This Wakizashi sword is hand forged and hand sharpened using Japanese methods to create the perfect blade for iaido and kenjutsu use. The blade is heat-treated, tempered, and oil quenched to achieve optimal levels of flexibility and hardness. The blade is then hand poli..
$159.99
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