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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 1060 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade And Scabbard
65 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Sunflower Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Sunflower Tsuba
15 Reviews
339.00 USD
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Was: 399.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Bronze Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Bronze Scabbard
6 Reviews
186.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Silk Thread Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Silk Thread Scabbard
11 Reviews
322.00 USD
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Was: 379.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade And Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade And Scabbard
66 Reviews
127.00 USD
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Was: 149.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Blade And Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Blade And Tsuba
3 Reviews
152.00 USD
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Was: 179.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Purple Blade And Red Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Purple Blade And Red Scabbard
101 Reviews
127.00 USD
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Was: 149.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Sword With Blue Lightning Blade
Handmade Japanese Sword With Blue Lightning Blade
8 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Gray Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Gray Scabbard
20 Reviews
169.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Blue Blade
2 Reviews
139.00 USD
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Was: 199.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Clay Tempered Blade
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Clay Tempered Blade
1 Reviews
174.00 USD
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Was: 249.00 USD
Handcrafted Full Tang Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Black Dragon Theme Scabbard
Handcrafted Full Tang Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Black Dragon Theme Scabbard
2 Reviews
146.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Blue Scabbard
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Blue Scabbard
146.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1065 Carbon Steel With Blue Lightning Theme Blade
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1065 Carbon Steel With Blue Lightning Theme Blade
160.00 USD
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Was: 229.00 USD
Handcrafted Full Tang Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Natural-wood Color Scabbard
Handcrafted Full Tang Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Natural-wood Color Scabbard
230.00 USD
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Was: 329.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Lightning Theme Blade
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Lightning Theme Blade
167.00 USD
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Was: 239.00 USD
Kokushibo Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Kokushibo Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
14 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Kyojuro Rengoku's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Kyojuro Rengoku's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
60 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Tanjiro Kagura Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Tanjiro Kagura Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
23 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Sanemi Shinazugawa's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Sanemi Shinazugawa's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
18 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Giyu Tomioka's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Giyu Tomioka's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
9 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Zenitsu Agatsuma's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Zenitsu Agatsuma's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
15 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
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
26 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Mitsuri Kanroji's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Mitsuri Kanroji's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
5 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Muichiro Tokito's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Muichiro Tokito's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
8 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Shinobu Kocho's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Shinobu Kocho's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
8 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Kanao Tsuyuri's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Kanao Tsuyuri's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
Inosuke Hashibira's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
Inosuke Hashibira's Sword, Demon Slayer Sword, Kimetsu No Yaiba Sword - Nichirin Sword
16 Reviews
144.00 USD
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Was: 169.00 USD
High-performance Handmade Samurai Sword With Damascus Steel Blade
High-performance Handmade Samurai Sword With Damascus Steel Blade
580.00 USD
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Was: 829.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword With Hamon Blade
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword With Hamon Blade
279.00 USD
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Was: 399.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Red Saya
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Red Saya
335.00 USD
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Was: 479.00 USD
High-performance Japanese Tachi Odachi Sword With Brown Leather Saya
High-performance Japanese Tachi Odachi Sword With Brown Leather Saya
559.00 USD
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Was: 799.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Beige Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Beige Scabbard
314.00 USD
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Was: 449.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Real Hamon
Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Real Hamon
272.00 USD
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Was: 389.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1065 Carbon Steel Blade Without Tsuba
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1065 Carbon Steel Blade Without Tsuba
2 Reviews
132.00 USD
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Was: 189.00 USD
High-performance Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard
High-performance Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard
496.00 USD
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Was: 709.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Golden Blade
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Golden Blade
153.00 USD
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Was: 219.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Dark Red Scabbard
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Dark Red Scabbard
1 Reviews
209.00 USD
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Was: 299.00 USD
High-performance Handcrafted Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Hand-sharpened Blade
High-performance Handcrafted Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel With Hand-sharpened Blade
1 Reviews
489.00 USD
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Was: 699.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Multi-color Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Multi-color Scabbard
174.00 USD
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Was: 249.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Black Blade
Handmade Full Tang Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Black Blade
160.00 USD
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Was: 229.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword With 1095 Carbon Steel High Polish Blade
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword With 1095 Carbon Steel High Polish Blade
181.00 USD
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Was: 259.00 USD
Handcrafted Full Tang Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With High Polish Blade
Handcrafted Full Tang Japanese Samurai Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With High Polish Blade
202.00 USD
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Was: 289.00 USD
High-performance Full Tang Handcrafted Katana Sword Sanmai Steel With Hamon Blade
High-performance Full Tang Handcrafted Katana Sword Sanmai Steel With Hamon Blade
1 Reviews
426.00 USD
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Was: 609.00 USD
High-performance Handcrafted Katana Sword Tamahagane Steel With Hand-sharpened Blade
High-performance Handcrafted Katana Sword Tamahagane Steel With Hand-sharpened Blade
2 Reviews
853.00 USD
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Was: 1,219.00 USD
Handcrafted Japanese Samurai Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Red And Black Blade
Handcrafted Japanese Samurai Sword 1060 Carbon Steel With Red And Black Blade
1 Reviews
181.00 USD
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Was: 259.00 USD
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1065 Carbon Steel With Beautiful Scabbard
Handmade Full Tang Katana Sword 1065 Carbon Steel With Beautiful Scabbard
1 Reviews
146.00 USD
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Was: 209.00 USD
Handcrafted Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword With T10 Carbon Steel Clay Tempered Blade
Handcrafted Full Tang Japanese Katana Sword With T10 Carbon Steel Clay Tempered Blade
1 Reviews
286.00 USD
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Was: 409.00 USD
Handcrafted Full Tang Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Green Pearl Rayskin Scabbard
Handcrafted Full Tang Katana Sword 1095 Carbon Steel With Green Pearl Rayskin Scabbard
300.00 USD
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Was: 429.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Blade
216.00 USD
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Was: 309.00 USD
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Full Tang With Blue Blade
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Full Tang With Blue Blade
1 Reviews
249.00 USD

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Customer Reviews

Brye Duprey California, United States
Jul 05, 2024 12:02

Really nice sword with fast shipping...there was an issue that developed and their customer service was quick to respond and offer a fair resolution...very top notch cust. service!!! I will def. be buying more swords from them.......

Handmade Shirasaya Wakizashi Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Full Tang Without Tsuba Handmade Shirasaya Wakizashi Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Full Tang Without Tsuba
Jordan D Snyder Indiana, United States
Jun 08, 2024 05:51

Sword is beautifully made. The shipping process was quick and I have 0 issues regarding the sword I received, however, the sword is not as sharp as I was expecting it to be, I'd just recommend getting some whetstone if that's important to you.

Wwii Japanese Type 98 Army Shin Gunto Officeru2019s Sword With Brown Leather Scabbard Wwii Japanese Type 98 Army Shin Gunto Officeru2019s Sword With Brown Leather Scabbard
Ross Nichols Oregon, United States
Jun 04, 2024 18:22

The sword is solid but nimble with a more slender blade,but the red black leather handle with the solid suba and the cool red blade combined with the flawless wood saya makes this a piece to just show off. It's a beaty.

Handmade Manganese Steel Full Tang Katana Sword With Red Blade Handmade Manganese Steel Full Tang Katana Sword With Red Blade
Mack Jones Texas, United States
May 10, 2024 13:47

I got this for my daughter who just got her black belt in taekwondo

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Black Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword Damascus Steel With Black Scabbard
Ross Nichols Oregon, United States
May 08, 2024 19:15

The Saya has flawless paint and components, fits snug and flush, the katana seemed to have the slightest of a bend about 8 inches from the tip but this is spring steel so I'm not to concerned. It is easily wielded with one hand with great balance and because it's not my t10 work of art I plan on using it for practice cuting and dismantling eventually. The grip is tight with excellent finger grip. The hand guard is solid and tight.Just toothy sharp but I can remedy that. For the money it's an excellent sword.

Handmade Japanese Ninjato Ninja Sword Spring Steel Handmade Japanese Ninjato Ninja Sword Spring Steel
Nicholas Grandon Virginia, United States
Apr 27, 2024 14:48

I was sceptical when I first found this website,but I gave it a try and im so happy I did, Everything came on time, and the blade and handle is in great quality, the pricing is also very affordable for somthing like a katana. I'm not an employee or anything like that, I'm just a happy satisfied customer. Truly recommend this to anyone. Thank you TrueKatana. Respect.

Handmade Full Tang Japanese Samurai Sword With 1065 Carbon Steel Blade Handmade Full Tang Japanese Samurai Sword With 1065 Carbon Steel Blade
Byron Loafman Jr Missouri, United States
Mar 18, 2024 18:26

Sorry no photo, don't have it in the stand yet. LOVE THE NINJATO!!! exactly what I was hoping and looking forward to!!! Will definitely be ordering another sword soon, probably tomorrow!!!

Handmade Japanese Ninjato Sword 1045 Carbon Steel No Guard Handmade Japanese Ninjato Sword 1045 Carbon Steel No Guard
Justin Antwine North Carolina, United States
Mar 18, 2024 03:01

I don't have a pic of the sword only a video but I do have a pic of what it did to my thumb when I dropped it and reached for it mid-fall. The sword obviously came super sharp, it looked just like the pictures on the website. It cuts good (not just fingers) so please be careful. Cuts bamboo like butter. It's definitely carbon steel not stainless. The weight is good not too heavy but with enough heft it'll swing good. The hamon is beautiful, the saya feels good and durable. I've bought swords for about $200 that weren't anywhere near the quality of this sword. I got it on discount from the website, TrueKatana also upped the discount after it sat in my cart for a week so I couldn't pass it up at that point. Took about 7 days to get it even from outside the US. The only issue I've found is it needs two mekugi (pegs through the handle and tang) instead of just one. I got it for use not for show so two would've been preferable for rigidity. Also if you plan on sharpening you need the right stones to polish or it will scratch the blade. I felt good with my purchase, definitely got my money's worth. I will get another as soon as possible. Also I'm giving 5 stars because this is the first one I've bought at this price range and with only one thing I considered a con (the single mekugi) I have no reason to not give a full 5 star rating. I hope this helps anyone considering making a purchase.

High-performance Japanese Katana Sword Primary Tamahagane Steel High-performance Japanese Katana Sword Primary Tamahagane Steel
Owen Loudermilk Virginia, United States
Mar 15, 2024 03:38

Great katana, it genuinely holds up as a true katana the T10 metal is a strong durable metal for sure!

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon With White Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Carbon Steel Real Hamon With White Scabbard
Jane-roz Abbe New York, United States
Feb 16, 2024 12:02

i got it for my boyfriend as a valentine’s day gift as he wants to start a collection. he loves it!

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard

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.