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
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.
- 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

Tamahagane Steel

Shop Tamahagane Katanas & Knives

Tamahagane is a traditional Japanese material that is used to make samurai swords and knives. It is unique to Japan and was traditionally created in a process that took months on end. The result was a beautiful hand-forged steel that could be used to create blades with a starkly contrasting hamon and distinctive folded steel pattern for katanas and knives. Explore our tamahagane katanas today to find high quality, hand-forged products.

The Process

In feudal Japan, swordsmiths would smelt iron sand and charcoal in a tatara furnace until the iron and carbon elements fused together, making tamahagane steel. There are only a few places where traditional tatara are still used to create this fused steel — one of the most important of which is located in the Shimane prefecture of Japan. This tatara is lit only in the deep winter when the air is very dry. For this three week period, it is possible to create a maximum of three batches of the steel, as a complete creation cycle requires seven days from start to finish.

The process for creating tamahagane katanas is heavily regulated and supervised to ensure the quality and allocation of the ore.

Our Quality Guarantee

At Swords of Northshire, each of our products is handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. The traditional Japanese steel and methods our swordsmiths use ensure that the product you receive is a fully functional, high quality work of art.

We have a variety of tamahagane steel katanas that can be sharpened to your desired edge. All of our swords can cut through thick bamboo, small trees, and more. Whether you want to use your sword in combat or as the centerpiece of your collection, a tamahagane steel sword will not disappoint. Browse our collection to find a blade and fittings that speak to you.

Looking for something a little more unique? Create your own personalized custom Tamahagane sword through Swords of Northshire today.

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Your custom-made katana begins its life in the famed swordsmithing town of Longquan located in the r..
$189.99
The blade is made of iron sand and charcoal (carbon) called tamahagane, or jewel steel, strictly fol..
$3,689.99
The blade is made of iron sand and charcoal (carbon) called tamahagane, or jewel steel, strictly fol..
$3,689.99
The blade is made of iron sand and charcoal (carbon) called tamahagane, or jewel steel, strictly fol..
$3,689.99
The blade is made of iron sand and charcoal (carbon) called tamahagane, or jewel steel, strictly fol..
$3,689.99
The blade is made of iron sand and charcoal (carbon) called tamahagane, or jewel steel, strictly fol..
$3,689.99
The blade is made of iron sand and charcoal (carbon) called tamahagane, or jewel steel, strictly fol..
$3,689.99
The blade is made of iron sand and charcoal (carbon) called tamahagane, or jewel steel, strictly fol..
$3,689.99
The blade is made of iron sand and charcoal (carbon) called tamahagane, or jewel steel, strictly fol..
$3,689.99
The blade is made of iron sand and charcoal (carbon) called tamahagane, or jewel steel, strictly fol..
$3,689.99