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Discover the allure and craftsmanship of the Katana, a symbol of honor and tradition that transcends time. Each Katana on our site is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans, ensuring an authentic piece that embodies the spirit of the samurai. Whether you're an avid collector or a passionate enthusiast, our selection offers something for everyone, from beautifully adorned blades to elegantly simple designs. Imagine holding a piece of history in your hands, feeling the perfect balance and sharp edge that define the Katana's legendary reputation. Our Katanas are not just swords; they are works of art that inspire and captivate. Experience the unmatched quality and exquisite detail of our Katanas, perfect for display, practice, or as a unique gift. Join our community of Katana enthusiasts and bring home a masterpiece that tells a story of courage, precision, and timeless elegance. Explore our collection today and find the perfect Katana that speaks to your soul.

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Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Blade And Silver Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Blade And Silver Scabbard
60 Reviews
135.00 USD
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Was: 159.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Bronze Totem Theme Leather Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Bronze Totem Theme Leather Scabbard
11 Reviews
135.00 USD
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Was: 159.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Blade And Black Strap
Handmade Japanese Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Blade And Black Strap
14 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon With White Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon With White Scabbard
13 Reviews
229.00 USD
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Was: 269.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard
11 Reviews
212.00 USD
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Was: 249.00 USD
Authentic Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Red Blade And Scabbard
Authentic Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Red Blade And Scabbard
4 Reviews
348.00 USD
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Was: 409.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Teal Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Teal Blade And Scabbard
23 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana 1045 Carbon Steel With Blue Rose Blade And Dragon Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Katana 1045 Carbon Steel With Blue Rose Blade And Dragon Tsuba
10 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With White Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With White Blade And Scabbard
15 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Red Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Red Blade And Scabbard
23 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blood Red Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blood Red Blade And Scabbard
30 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana 1045 Carbon Steel With Black Blade And Blue Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana 1045 Carbon Steel With Black Blade And Blue Scabbard
6 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
83 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade
74 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword Damascus Steel
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword Damascus Steel
18 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Black Scabbard
97 Reviews
135.00 USD
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Was: 159.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Extra Long With Red Handle
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Extra Long With Red Handle
10 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1065 Carbon Steel With Natural Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1065 Carbon Steel With Natural Scabbard
14 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword With Orange Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword With Orange Scabbard
61 Reviews
101.00 USD
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Was: 119.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Blade And Bamboo Style Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Blade And Bamboo Style Tsuba
51 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 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
15 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel
55 Reviews
135.00 USD
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Was: 159.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With White Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With White Scabbard
11 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade
12 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Blade
14 Reviews
195.00 USD
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Was: 229.00 USD
Handmade Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Black Scabbard
6 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Crimson Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Crimson Blade And Scabbard
46 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword 1045 Carbon Steel Full Tang
Handmade Japanese Sword 1045 Carbon Steel Full Tang
19 Reviews
135.00 USD
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Was: 159.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Black And Red Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Black And Red Scabbard
12 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Sunflower Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Sunflower Tsuba
57 Reviews
118.00 USD
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Was: 139.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon
3 Reviews
348.00 USD
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Was: 409.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard
165 Reviews
93.00 USD
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Was: 109.00 USD
Wwii Japanese Type 98 Army Shin Gunto Officer’s Sword
Wwii Japanese Type 98 Army Shin Gunto Officer’s Sword
18 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword Damascus Steel Full Tang
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword Damascus Steel Full Tang
28 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Blade
5 Reviews
178.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Hattori Hanzo Kill Bill Bride's Katana Sword - Beatrix's Sword
Handmade Hattori Hanzo Kill Bill Bride's Katana Sword - Beatrix's Sword
20 Reviews
178.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Natural Wood Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Natural Wood Scabbard
4 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
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
302 Reviews
118.00 USD
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Was: 139.00 USD
One Piece  Roronoa Zoro Shusui Katana Samurai Sword Replica With Black Scabbard
One Piece Roronoa Zoro Shusui Katana Samurai Sword Replica With Black Scabbard
234 Reviews
118.00 USD
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Was: 139.00 USD
One Piece  Roronoa Zoro Sandai Kitetsu Katana Samurai Sword Replica With Red Scabbard
One Piece Roronoa Zoro Sandai Kitetsu Katana Samurai Sword Replica With Red Scabbard
240 Reviews
118.00 USD
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Was: 139.00 USD
One Piece  Roronoa Zoro Yubashiri Katana Samurai Sword Replica With Black Scabbard
One Piece Roronoa Zoro Yubashiri Katana Samurai Sword Replica With Black Scabbard
58 Reviews
118.00 USD
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Was: 139.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Red Blade
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Red Blade
21 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Red Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Red Blade And Scabbard
13 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Real Japanese Katana Sword With Red Scabbard
Handmade Real Japanese Katana Sword With Red Scabbard
16 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword 1065 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword 1065 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
6 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
The Walking Dead Michonne's Katana, Zombie Slayer Katana Sword With Strap
The Walking Dead Michonne's Katana, Zombie Slayer Katana Sword With Strap
85 Reviews
161.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Purple Printed Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Purple Printed Blade
9 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Golden Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Golden Blade And Scabbard
15 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
9 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Laser Engraving Blade
Handmade Japanese Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Laser Engraving Blade
7 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
6 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword Damascus Steel With Golden Blade And Snake Style Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword Damascus Steel With Golden Blade And Snake Style Scabbard
40 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Golden Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Golden Blade
8 Reviews
212.00 USD
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Was: 249.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Red Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Red Blade
22 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel Hand Forged With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel Hand Forged With Black Scabbard
11 Reviews
195.00 USD
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Was: 229.00 USD
Handmade Shirasaya Katana Damascus Steel With Red Blade Without Tsuba
Handmade Shirasaya Katana Damascus Steel With Red Blade Without Tsuba
17 Reviews
212.00 USD
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Was: 249.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Waves And Fish Style Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Waves And Fish Style Tsuba
90 Reviews
118.00 USD
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Was: 139.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword With Blue Blade And White Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword With Blue Blade And White Scabbard
53 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With White Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With White Scabbard
35 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Black Scabbard
Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Black Scabbard
26 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD

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Customer Reviews

Caitlin Conahan Washington, United States
Jun 18, 2024 13:16

Came quickly with tracking. Looks just like the picture and the handle isn't glued so I could change the tsuba out. 5 stars.

Handmade Japanese Wooden Unsharp Samurai Sword With Brown Blade And Scabbard Handmade Japanese Wooden Unsharp Samurai Sword With Brown Blade And Scabbard
Xander Zaluda Nebraska, United States
May 05, 2024 20:52

Shipped extremely fast, product was exactly as I was hoping. Very satisfied.

Handmade Ghost Of Tsushima Katana Sword Katana And Tanto Sword Set Handmade Ghost Of Tsushima Katana Sword Katana And Tanto Sword Set
Eric Calderon California, United States
Apr 11, 2024 13:47

Amazing quality product, it feels so nice and it’s well worth the price! I will for sure be ordering from this brand again. Tysm :)

The Walking Dead Michonne's Katana, Zombie Slayer Katana Sword With Strap The Walking Dead Michonne's Katana, Zombie Slayer Katana Sword With Strap
Zachary Dwight Rodgers Illinois, United States
Apr 06, 2024 20:42

Came in a timely manner, craftsmanship is excellent, look is completely accurate, all in all good buying experience and i will purchase from this site again

Kamado Tanjiro's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword Kamado Tanjiro's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
William Veal Tennessee, United States
Mar 26, 2024 10:48

Love the sword. The blade, Saya, and ito all have excellent craftsmanship. My only issue was that one of the fittings as well as the sageo wrap was loose. Other than that can not complain. Worth the money.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Black Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Black Scabbard
Joangel Cervantes Texas, United States
Mar 08, 2024 13:24

Best one i ordered so far. I got 2 katanas, now all i need (want) left is 2 Wakizashi Blades and 1 Tanto Blade. My inner child always wanted to be a Samurai / Ninja.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel  No Guard With Blue Blade Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel No Guard With Blue Blade
Zachary Wang Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 06, 2024 04:05

For about 150 bucks, the quality of the sword is pretty good for it's price. However, it is pretty tip heavy, and the scabbard's interior was pretty dirty, with pieces of dark stuff being of my sword each time I draw it. I'm not sure if this was rushed, but just something to watch out for.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
Rob Cook Texas, United States
Feb 02, 2024 13:39

Nice, solid, hefty Tanto short sword. Seems to be well-built and includes a wooden sheath. The top of the edge near the tip is sharp, although; the further you go down the edge the less sharp it becomes. Not a bad sword for the price and steel used.

Handmade Japanese Tanto Sword 1045 Carbon Steel Full Tang Handmade Japanese Tanto Sword 1045 Carbon Steel Full Tang
Andrew Ay-ad Texas, United States
Jan 24, 2024 12:01

Arrived earlier than I expected. This katana is so awesome and I’d love to order another one.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Blade Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Blade
Brendan Flannery California, United States
Jan 22, 2024 16:42

First purchase from TrueKatana and very pleased. Beautiful, well-crafted blade. Love the simplicity of the wenge wood. Already thinking about purchasing the Tanto sword to match. Arrived very quickly, and packaging had it well protected.

Handmade Japanese Shirasaya Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon Without Tsuba Handmade Japanese Shirasaya Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon Without Tsuba

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.