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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. True Katana offered by our site is unparalleled. These Katanas are truly inspired and unique due to the craftsmen always evolve forging processes to create various blades like Damascus steel, clay-tempered T10 high carbon steel and high manganese steel, and so on. Creating handsome display pieces for your home and office, it is also the best gift for your families and friends.

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Deborah Larson Minnesota, United States
Jan 21, 2022 15:15

Fast shipping great quality, will order from this site again.

Red And Purple Sword, Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Purple Blade And Red Scabbard Red And Purple Sword, Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Purple Blade And Red Scabbard
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Wyatt Behan Texas, United States
Jan 18, 2022 17:48

Shipped in under a week, stabbed a few water bottles, flipped it around a bit. Well made, good looking, comfortably heavy sword. I was worried about the grip before I got it but it has enough friction to hold as steady as any other sword. Even relocated a spider with it (not sorry). If you’re considering buying it just buy it trust me it’s lit

Shirasaya Ninjato, Handmade Fujitora Shikomizue Blind Fury Stick Swords Without Tsuba Shirasaya Ninjato, Handmade Fujitora Shikomizue Blind Fury Stick Swords Without Tsuba
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Adam Doherty New York, United States
Jan 15, 2022 15:26

I'll start by saying I very much love this sword as a collectors piece, and although I'll say I don't know very much about blades, the couple things that kinda turn me off are that I'm not sure if this blade is full tang or not, other blades listed say full tang and some do not,this one does not. In the handle of some other blades including this one there is a visible wooden securing pin that would usually be covered or would usually be some sort of metal pin I think? Other than the peg within the handle itself I actually don't know what that blue material is made of, its interesting but not exactly my first choice as its got small bubbly ball patterns within, other than that, the blade is balanced, the handle is nice to hold, the designs are beautiful and I'll probably buy more swords from here as collectors. And yes the blade comes nice and sharp and ready to cut.

Handmade Chokuto Ninjato Straight Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Lightning Blade Handmade Chokuto Ninjato Straight Sword High Manganese Steel With Blue Lightning Blade
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Antjuan M Dickson Sr New York, United States
Jan 15, 2022 13:33

I only gave a 4-star rating due to the Katana NOT being totally as I had thought. I was with the impression that the sword was sharp, razor sharp, but I ended up with a sword that is all I was looking for with exception to the sharpness. I will have to finish the job manually which will take away from the overall beauty of this Katana. Otherwise, this is great!

Handmade Tsushima Ghost Clan Sakai Katana Swords Cosplay Replica With Blue Blade Handmade Tsushima Ghost Clan Sakai Katana Swords Cosplay Replica With Blue Blade
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Dylan Benzel Florida, United States
Jan 15, 2022 12:23

Very fast shipping considering it came from over seas. Great quality. I love it.

Japanese Sword, Handmade Japanese Katana Swords With Black Scabbard Japanese Sword, Handmade Japanese Katana Swords With Black Scabbard
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David Evans Arizona, United States
Jan 15, 2022 12:08

I can't believe how easy it was to score these swords!! Best experience of my life. The variety will blow you mind and then you get to hold THAT sword from the movie or your dreams. The cost is so easy but the QUALITY will make you scream with joy. I am so happy I found truekatana.com!!

Shirasaya Ninjato, Handmade Fujitora Shikomizue Blind Fury Stick Swords Without Tsuba Shirasaya Ninjato, Handmade Fujitora Shikomizue Blind Fury Stick Swords Without Tsuba
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Daneen Reid Georgia, United States
Jan 10, 2022 20:04

Shipping was surprisingly fast especially for holiday season! i love it !

One Piece  Roronoa Zoro Yubashiri Katana Samurai Sword Replica With Black Scabbard One Piece Roronoa Zoro Yubashiri Katana Samurai Sword Replica With Black Scabbard
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Dennis Cress Kentucky, United States
Dec 23, 2021 16:31

Couldn't be happier with my sword. Will definitely order again in the future!

Handmade Nihonto Japanese Samurai Sword Pattern Steel Real Hamon With Black Scabbard Handmade Nihonto Japanese Samurai Sword Pattern Steel Real Hamon With Black Scabbard
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Sean Ranville Maryland, United States
Dec 22, 2021 15:16

5 Stars for perfection with first time buyer! The fast delivery and product is definitively great!
Very happy with this purchase!

Japanese Tachi Odachi Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Blue Scabbard Japanese Tachi Odachi Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Blue Scabbard
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Dr Dewayne Chappell Tennessee, United States
Dec 22, 2021 06:45

I got my handmade short sword in just a few days as the TrueKatana people promised. It was not the most expensive sword but the quality was VERY good and it was exactly what i wanted. I have a pretty good collection of very expensive knives and the quality of this little baby stands right with the others. I can tell by the quality of this smaller sword that I will be back to purchase a more expensive sword in the near future. I do recommend these swords and prices to anyone who is serious about handmade products. Thank you TrueKatana very much.

Handmade Japanese Short Tanto Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard Handmade Japanese Short Tanto Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Black Scabbard
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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.