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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 is a well-made folded steel Shirasaya, following the traditional Japanese process. 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 blade repeatedly during forging. The blade is then heat-treated, tempered,..
$239.99
During the Tang Dynasty (618-907) the single-edged Dao was a popular weapon, having superceded the Jian for military preeminence centuries earlier. Notice how the blade bears a resemblance to the katana? During the Tang Dynasty, many Chinese and Korean smiths emigrated to Japan where their metallurg..
$364.99
This is a well-made folded steel Katana, following the traditional Japanese process. 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 blade repeatedly during forging. The blade is then heat-treated, tempere..
$189.99
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 color. It comes with a black matte&n..
$189.99
This Katana offers great quality at a reasonable price. Featuring our hand forged and polished 1060 carbon steel blade, designed for optimal balance and handling. This sword is a more traditional alternative to the many zinc aluminum alloy blades available. Our steel blades have been designed from t..
$154.99
The Tiger 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 com..
$396.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the ch..
$419.99
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, in the blade style of Kiriha Zukuri. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combi..
$489.99
This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is very sharp and folded 14 times resulting in over 16,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black color. It comes with a black matte ..
$319.99
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
This sword is made of 1095 high carbon steel, clay tempered with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with traditional methods, for multiple applications. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the ch..
$519.99
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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