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Immerse yourself in the world of Samurai precision with our meticulously crafted Katana Sword. This symbol of elegance, strength, and tradition offers a seamless fusion of expert craftsmanship and supreme functionality. Each stroke of its blade is a testament to the resilient spirit of the Samurai, and its impressive detail work is a nod to the artistry of the past. A must-have for collectors and enthusiasts alike, the Katana Sword's unparalleled blend of heritage and quality has catapulted it to global acclaim. Experience the legacy of a timeless masterpiece today, and let its power, grace, and enduring appeal resonate with your spirit.

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Roronoa Zoro Katana Sword 3 Set Replica: Shusui, Wado Ichimonji And Sandai Kitetsu Set
Roronoa Zoro Katana Sword 3 Set Replica: Shusui, Wado Ichimonji And Sandai Kitetsu Set
41 Reviews
307.00 USD
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Was: 439.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Purple 1060 Carbon Steel Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Purple 1060 Carbon Steel Blade
188.00 USD
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Was: 269.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Brown Saya
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Brown Saya
321.00 USD
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Was: 459.00 USD
Handcrafted Full Tang Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Hand Sharpened Blade
Handcrafted Full Tang Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Hand Sharpened Blade
377.00 USD
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Was: 539.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Samurai Sword With 1065 Carbon Steel Blade
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Samurai Sword With 1065 Carbon Steel Blade
146.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handcrafted Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard
Handcrafted Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard
202.00 USD
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Was: 289.00 USD
Handcrafted Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Golden Blade
Handcrafted Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Golden Blade
209.00 USD
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Was: 299.00 USD
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Undead Cut Katana Replica 1095 Carbon Steel With Red Blade
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Undead Cut Katana Replica 1095 Carbon Steel With Red Blade
202.00 USD
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Was: 289.00 USD
Roronoa Zoro Katana Sword Four Set Replica: Shusui, Wado Ichimonji, Sandai Kitetsu And Yubashiri Set
Roronoa Zoro Katana Sword Four Set Replica: Shusui, Wado Ichimonji, Sandai Kitetsu And Yubashiri Set
27 Reviews
384.00 USD
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Was: 549.00 USD
Yama Enma Sword, Roronoa Zoro Katana, Trafalgar D Water Law Anime Sword
Yama Enma Sword, Roronoa Zoro Katana, Trafalgar D Water Law Anime Sword
28 Reviews
164.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Ghost Of Tsushima Katana Sword Katana And Tanto Sword Set
Handmade Ghost Of Tsushima Katana Sword Katana And Tanto Sword Set
24 Reviews
277.00 USD
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Was: 369.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Red Scabbard And Leopard Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Red Scabbard And Leopard Tsuba
16 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Lightning Blade And Leopard Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Lightning Blade And Leopard Tsuba
25 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Blade
4 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword High Manganese Steel With Golden Blade
Handmade Japanese Sword High Manganese Steel With Golden Blade
2 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Manganese Steel Full Tang Katana Sword With Red Blade
Handmade Manganese Steel Full Tang Katana Sword With Red Blade
15 Reviews
229.00 USD
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Was: 269.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel Clay Tempered With Pink Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel Clay Tempered With Pink Scabbard
20 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel Full Tang With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel Full Tang With Blue Blade
6 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Shirasaya Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon Without Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Shirasaya Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon Without Tsuba
33 Reviews
203.00 USD
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Was: 239.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard
10 Reviews
135.00 USD
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Was: 159.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Skull Tsuba And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Skull Tsuba And Scabbard
2 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Black Scabbard
5 Reviews
178.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword With Golden Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword With Golden Blade And Scabbard
48 Reviews
178.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Black Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Black Blade And Scabbard
24 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Golden Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Golden Blade And Scabbard
4 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
One Piece Roronoa Zoro Enma Sword Yamato Black Anime Katana Cosplays Replica
One Piece Roronoa Zoro Enma Sword Yamato Black Anime Katana Cosplays Replica
22 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Kozuki Oden's
Kozuki Oden's "ame No Habakiri" Katana, One Piece Roronoa Zoro Enma Sword Cosplays Replica
23 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Blade
15 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Full Tang With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Full Tang With Black Scabbard
39 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword With Blue Blade And Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword With Blue Blade And Black Scabbard
22 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Hattori Hanzo Kill Bill Beatrix Kiddo's Katana Sword With Red Blade
Handmade Hattori Hanzo Kill Bill Beatrix Kiddo's Katana Sword With Red Blade
16 Reviews
178.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Blade And Scabbard
4 Reviews
203.00 USD
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Was: 239.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Black Blade
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Black Blade
39 Reviews
178.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Red Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Red Blade And Scabbard
11 Reviews
203.00 USD
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Was: 239.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword With Blue Blade And Silver Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword With Blue Blade And Silver Scabbard
10 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel  No Guard With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel No Guard With Blue Blade
40 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel With Orange Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel With Orange Scabbard
16 Reviews
195.00 USD
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Was: 229.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Black Scabbard
21 Reviews
212.00 USD
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Was: 249.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Red Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Red Scabbard
21 Reviews
203.00 USD
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Was: 239.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Obsidian Katana With Black Blade And Strap
Handmade Japanese Obsidian Katana With Black Blade And Strap
175 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword High Manganese Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword High Manganese Steel With Black Scabbard
27 Reviews
178.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel Full Tang With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel Full Tang With Black Scabbard
5 Reviews
331.00 USD
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Was: 389.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana And Tanto Sword Set With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana And Tanto Sword Set With Blue Blade
22 Reviews
237.00 USD
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Was: 279.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword With Rose Gold Blade
Handmade Japanese Sword With Rose Gold Blade
4 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel With Rose Gold Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel With Rose Gold Blade
7 Reviews
246.00 USD
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Was: 289.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Purple Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Purple Blade
8 Reviews
246.00 USD
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Was: 289.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword With Blue Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword With Blue Blade And Scabbard
25 Reviews
220.00 USD
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Was: 259.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
27 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
29 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Blade And White Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Blade And White Scabbard
7 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Blade And Brown Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Blade And Brown Scabbard
10 Reviews
127.00 USD
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Was: 149.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Real Hamon
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Real Hamon
17 Reviews
203.00 USD
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Was: 239.00 USD
Handmade Bleach Kurosaki Ichigo Bankai Tensa Zangetsu Anime Katana Swords
Handmade Bleach Kurosaki Ichigo Bankai Tensa Zangetsu Anime Katana Swords
231 Reviews
127.00 USD
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Was: 149.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Swords Cosplay Replica With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Swords Cosplay Replica With Blue Blade
49 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword With Printed Blade
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword With Printed Blade
18 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword Full Tang With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword Full Tang With Blue Blade
4 Reviews
178.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Yellow Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Yellow Scabbard
8 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard
6 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword Full Tang With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword Full Tang With Black Scabbard
23 Reviews
127.00 USD
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Was: 149.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
14 Reviews
237.00 USD
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Was: 279.00 USD

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Customer Reviews

Ethan Cutsinger Indiana, United States
Feb 08, 2024 12:01

I’m going to bust on this sword because of how beautiful it is.

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Petrica Bunea Prahova, Romania
Feb 02, 2024 13:25

I like to imagine that my swords was forged by Sengo Muramasa. Happy with the purchase.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Real Hamon With Blue Saya Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Real Hamon With Blue Saya
Austin Mclemore Florida, United States
Jan 24, 2024 14:50

Before I found True Katana I was lost in the woods, when it came to katanas. I was looking at garbage, cheaply made swords. True Katana opened my eyes to the possibilities of having a legitimate sword collection. These are works of art and the only True Katanas I’ll turn to from now own. I’m wildly pleased with what I’ve purchased and the wait is minimal and always worth it. Thank you, True Katana, I love you.

One Piece  Roronoa Zoro Wado Ichimonji Real Katana Samurai Sword Replica With White Scabbard One Piece Roronoa Zoro Wado Ichimonji Real Katana Samurai Sword Replica With White Scabbard
Regina Kamos Tennessee, United States
Jan 15, 2024 10:23

We are 100% satisfied with the sword we purchased and love True Katana's vast selection! The only reason we did not give 5 stars is we had a shipping scare. We were told our tracking number wasn't recognized. However, True Katana was quick to respond, and our sword arrived to our address before the original arrival date.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
Saul California, United States
Dec 05, 2023 06:28

Was delivered in 3 days
Beautiful sword
High quality

One Piece  Roronoa Zoro Wado Ichimonji Real Katana Samurai Sword Replica With White Scabbard One Piece Roronoa Zoro Wado Ichimonji Real Katana Samurai Sword Replica With White Scabbard
Donavon Suarez Alaska, United States
Dec 01, 2023 17:00

This is AMAZING. The quality is outstanding and the shipping was fast and efficient. Absolutely love the product and will buy more

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Lightning Blade And Leopard Tsuba Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Lightning Blade And Leopard Tsuba
Kimberly Underwood Georgia, United States
Nov 25, 2023 12:30

It's a Christmas gift for my son, he's gonna love it!!!

Handmade Japanese Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Yellow Scabbard Handmade Japanese Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Yellow Scabbard
David Farnham Massachusetts, United States
Nov 22, 2023 13:11

Really excellent quality. Especially considering the price. I wouldn’t describe it as especially sharp, but that takes hours and would Jack the price up.

I like it.

Handmade Shirasaya Tanto Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon Handmade Shirasaya Tanto Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon
Josh Segars Georgia, United States
Nov 21, 2023 13:05

Very nice craftsmanship. Detailed. Stylish. Quality product.

One Piece  Roronoa Zoro Wado Ichimonji Real Katana Samurai Sword Replica With White Scabbard One Piece Roronoa Zoro Wado Ichimonji Real Katana Samurai Sword Replica With White Scabbard
Toryn Dunn Texas, United States
Oct 24, 2023 13:11

Just a little dirty, but the sword is in really good shape!

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FAQs

A katana is a japanese sword characterized by a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands. 


The katana is generally defined as the standard-sized, moderately curved Japanese sword with a blade length greater than 23.86 inches. It is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.


Western historians have said that the katana was among the finest cutting weapons in world military history. 

Having a regular cleaning routine in place is key to maintaining your katana. 


You can purchase a traditional sword cleaning kit that will have everything you need. There are three steps: removing oil, polishing the blade, and oiling the blade. 


Using a sheet of rice paper from the kit or soft cotton cloth, remove any oil that is still on the blade from the previous maintenance. Take the powder ball and tap it lightly against the blade about every two inches or so along its length. Take a fresh piece of rice paper and rub the powder over the blade to polish it. Do this until both sides of the blade have been polished and the powder completely removed. Take the bottle of oil and apply a few drops along the length of the blade on each side. Use a fresh piece of rice paper to spread the oil evenly on the blade.

The most iconic and well known of all the Samurai swords; the katana is distinguished by its long blade and handle that is made to accommodate two hands and strike from a large distance. It has a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard. The katana has a set of dimensions that separate it from other samurai swords. A traditional katana will measure 3 to 4 feet in total length, with the hilt taking up one-fourth of the total and a characteristic curvature of more or less than 1 inch. 

A full tang katana is the sword where the tang extends to almost the whole length of the handle, which makes the blade and the handle the same piece of metal. This gives to the sword certain rigidity and makes it a very solid piece to enjoy.


Full Tang katanas are handmade swords. They can be made of various stainless-steel types according to the Carbon Concentration. The forging is the essential part of the production because it allows the samurai sword to be solid and relatively light. Commonly, the piece of metal is repeatedly heated by fire and hammered while the metal is being folded. The mounting of the different parts is a very delicate operation that has its origins deep in the Japanese civilization. Samurai are used to cherish their Katanas as their trusted partners, and they handle them with love and care. 

Clay tempered katana are swords made according to a particular process of blade reinforcement. During the forging, there are steps to go through involving several steps and some compounds mixture, used by the entire swords forger, yet each has its own formula. The compound mixture is none but Clay recipe that each forger has a secret ingredients list. Clay tempering is supposed to be an art more than a sword works. Clay tempered katanas are said to be more resistant and durable. Clay treatment must be operated by professionals to be efficient. Also, each steel type is supposed to be responsive to different clay compositions. 


Traditionally, Carbon Steel is obtained by firing up a particular type of charcoal within a Clay Tub for approximately 72 hours. Iron powder should be added at determined amounts to associate appropriate quantity of Carbon. At the end, the obtained Steel is Stainless; its solidity depends on the amount of Carbon that associates to Iron. The steel obtained is referred to by four digits number which designates Carbon by the two first digits and the percentage of Carbon within the steel. Thus, 1045 Carbon steel refers to Carbon steel material that contains 0.45% Carbon fraction. It is called Medium Carbon Steel as well because that carbon concentration is the minimal required for the Steel to be used for industrial purposes; there are lower concentrations of carbon, but the materials are not suited for industrial use. 1045 Carbon Steel is suited for making katanas because it is cheaper than the other materials used for this industry. It is softer and easily forged. The proper application of the hardening techniques and the Clay treatment, certainly produce amazing steel that can be forged in real pieces of arts.


1060 Carbon Steel is a high carbon steel. The number 1060 refers to a material made of an alloy of Iron with a Carbon tenor of about 0.60%. Other elements can be found mixed to this alloy, but their tenors are not very significant. 1060 Carbon Steel Is harder than 1045 Carbon Steel; this property makes this steel harder to forge. The high Caron tenor makes the 1060 Steel more durable, but it is not high enough to compromise its pliability. The swords made of 1060 Carbon Steel keep their edges sharp longer and they are more expensive. It is the favorite steel material of famous swords companies.


1060 Carbon Steel katanas inherit the durability and the hardness of the steel material. 1060 Carbon Steel Katanas require more effort to produce. The edge is durable, and the sharpness lasts longer. It is more resistant to corrosion and oxidation and therefore requires less maintenance processing than the 1045 Katanas. Though, it is very important to clean the blade and polish it after every extensive use to ensure the durability and the sharpness, and to keep the edge healthy. 1060 Carbon Steel Katanas are expected to be heavier than those made of 1045 Carbon Steel, because of the steel properties. These Katanas create curves while being forged. This is the property of high and medium Carbon Steels: they keep a certain softness which makes them to develop ideal curves  during the clay tempering processes and folding operation. The differential hardening and the folding operations, which are meant to harden the blade can increase the weight of the piece; this situation is handled by an aesthetically implanted blood groove that help eliminate the extra weight but keep the resulting spine from the differential Clay Tempering process.


1060 Carbon Steel Katanas have the medium rank between 1045 and 1095 Carbon Steel Katanas. It appears that they are appreciated for their durability, their hardness and for their affordable price if compared to properties. The easiness of forging reduces dramatically the price of the 11060 swords and makes them very popular.


1060 carbon steel katana is customizable from the forging to the mounting processes. You can chose the Hamon type, the sharpness of the edge, the hardening type and even the forging process. 1060 Carbon steel is hard steel but it is susceptible to hand forging, special press mechanical devices and to milling by dedicated machinery. Opting for 1060 Carbon Steel material is to choose low price material that can be forged into resistant and valuable pieces.

1095 Carbon steel is carbon steel that contains 0.95% of Carbon. Actually, it is called very high carbon steel. This carbon percentage results in hard steel, which is hardly forged by hands. The heat treatment must be conducted delicately because the carbon tends to leak at a certain temperature and if improperly heat treated.


?Heat treatment is to be operated very carefully because it is a delicate operation: improper treatment can result in loss of the carbon fraction and therefore the non-obtaining of the martensite, which can result in the loss of the whole material. The 1095 Carbon Steel comes to be softer than the Stainless Steel, yet it is easier to handle, durable, and more resistant. But among the Carbon Steels, 1095 is the hardest and perhaps the best choice for making swords intended to last longer while being roughly and frequently used.


The Carbon element makes the obtained steel relatively resistant to oxidation even if it has no chromium to be considered stainless. Although, the acquired durability which excels the durability of the Stainless Steel, makes Carbon Steel more preferred for making Swords.


1095 carbon steel katana inherits the hardness and the toughness of the Carbon Steel material. The Swords are intended to regular use and very frequent Dojo cuts. For outdoor displays and shows, 1095 Carbon Steel katanas are more suitable than the 1060 and 1045 Carbon steel Katanas; the last one is already preferred when it is about decorative use. The hardness of the Steel makes the forging process into sword a tough operation and increases the price value of the resulting piece, if handmade. This characteristic induces excellent durability for the 1095 Carbon steel Swords. The durability and the Edge Sharpness are reinforced by the Differential hardening process. It is important to notice that Clay tempered 1095 carbon steel katana are resistant to corrosion and are more resistant to oxidation; they are perhaps stainless. These swords are easier to sharpen and they do not need to have a thick layer of what the swordsmen call 'meat'; the edge keep its sharpness for long time.


The hardness of the 1095 Carbon Steel katana is inherited from the Steel material used for the forgery. Actually, forging Katanas fusing 1095 Carbon Steel appears to be harder than forging swords from others Carbon Steel types. Thus, the price of a 1095 Carbon Steel Katana tends to be higher.


Although 1095 Katanas are tougher than the others Carbon steel Swords they are still susceptible to abrasion and to corrosion if they are not properly cleaned and carefully maintained. Thus, applying cleaning process and using the recommended oil and tools to proceed may augments the durability of the edges and keep the 1095 Carbon Steel katanas properties for long time.


The toughness of the blade, which allows it to be the favorite choice for frequent functional use, may require particular pieces to mount on the blade to form the final Katana. Already, the Carbon steel type has imposed the forging process.


1095 Carbon Steel Katana are full tang katanas because of the hardness of the material and its resistance to shocks which require a tough handle mounted on a tang that is solid enough. Differential Clay Tempering results in a hardening the edge and keeping the spine softer, this operation may increase the durability of the edge and enhances the resistance to corrosion, therefore the edge will support the frequent dojo cut and outdoor display.