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Japanese Sword

Whether you are a sword collector or a martial art practitioner, if you are looking for a japanese sword that is a lot more than just a practice piece, you have...
Whether you are a sword collector or a martial art practitioner, if you are looking for a japanese sword that is a lot more than just a practice piece, you have come to the right place. Our swords are made of quality materials,each sword we make is handmade with care, fully functional, and capable of test cutting. Also if you are considering buying them as collections or gifts for your friends, That would be the best choice.
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Japanese Sword

Whether you are a sword collector or a martial art practitioner, if you are looking for a japanese sword that is a lot more than just a practice piece, you have come to the right place. Our swords are made of quality materials,each sword we make is handmade with care, fully functional, and capable of test cutting. Also if you are considering buying them as collections or gifts for your friends, That would be the best choice.

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Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard ...
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109.00 USD
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Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel
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Handmade Japanese Sword With Orange Scabbard
Handmade Japanese Sword With Orange Scabbard ...
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Handmade Japanese Sword With Blue Lightning Blade
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Handmade Real Japanese Katana Sword With Red Scabbard
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Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword Damascus Steel
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Customer Reviews

Tyler Vanvlerah Michigan, United States
Sep 17, 2022 10:33

Fast shipping solid katana nice and sharp only took a week to arrive very pleased

Handmade Japanese Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Full Tang With Gray Scabbard Handmade Japanese Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Full Tang With Gray Scabbard
Michael Cackovic Ohio, United States
Aug 26, 2022 08:41

Very good quality and came on time and very sharp I’m Very satisfied with my order

Handmade Japanese Ninjato Sword Full Tang With Black Leather Scabbard Handmade Japanese Ninjato Sword Full Tang With Black Leather Scabbard
Edward Desrochers New Hampshire, United States
Aug 22, 2022 15:39

Sword was such a work of art I ordered another the day it arrived

Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel With Rose Gold Blade Handmade Japanese Katana T10 Carbon Steel With Rose Gold Blade
Denis T Hotta California, United States
Aug 17, 2022 03:21

I thought there was a problem tracking my order but your customer service team quickly took care of it. I received my order and it’s everything I expected it to be. Thanks!

Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Full Tang Handmade Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Full Tang
Che Eubanks - He Will Pick Up Delaware, United States
Aug 10, 2022 19:13

Love love love the sword. This purchase was for a 50th birthday gift and he loved it. I purchased another sword and stands to complete the set!

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard
Brandon Tinker North Carolina, United States
Jul 31, 2022 02:23

Took a picture with the blunt to let yall know it's real but I'm really satisfied with my sword. It's my first one and I even named it , good looking out true katana .

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Scabbard
Sean Canavan New York, United States
Jul 27, 2022 19:46

I'm an early Iaido student 2nd year and I wanted a small tanto to complement the shinken.
I didn't want something too big like a Wakizashi but for a tanto it's on the longer side.
Depending on your hand size this is a single handed tsuka.
For really small hands you might be able to get both hands around the tsuka.
I like the red and black tint on the tsuka that's what attracted me.
It looks great and I feel like the craftsmenship on this blade is worth more than it's value.
Note: blade seemed to come in dry no choji oil appeared to be on the blade. So check to make sure.

Handmade Japanese Tanto Sword 1045 Carbon Steel Full Tang Handmade Japanese Tanto Sword 1045 Carbon Steel Full Tang
Cory Segura California, United States
Jul 24, 2022 20:12

Sword has some damage on the tip (looks like rust) but other than that exactly what I expected.

Handmade Sasuke's Sword, Grass Cutter Kusanagi Sword With Black Scabbard Handmade Sasuke's Sword, Grass Cutter Kusanagi Sword With Black Scabbard
Jalen Indiana, United States
Jul 13, 2022 13:18

The sword I got was actually an anniversary gift for my gf for our one year and she absolutely loved it, it’s the first sword she’s ever had and she couldn’t be happier with it. Def recommend to all my sword enthusiasts out there!

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel With Red Scabbard
William Pastor Michigan, United States
Jun 24, 2022 17:00

Came fairly quick and showed up on time. Katanas in great shape.

Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Black Scabbard Japanese Samurai Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel With Black Scabbard

Types of samurai swords

Types of samurai swords

An ancient elite class of men, the chosen few, only the best of the best had the honor to be called Samurai in medieval Japan. They made up the ruling class of the military and later rose to be the highest class in the Japanese hierarchy. These Samurai warriors were equipped with a range of weapons such as spears and guns, and bows and arrows, but their main weapon and symbol was the sword. There are five main streams of the samurai sword, namely Katana, Wakizashi, Tanto, Nodachi, Tachi, Chokuto, Kodachi, Odachi, Uchigatana swords. 


Katana

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. 


Wakizashi

The wakizashi is similar to the katana but shorter in length. The average Wakizashi is about 50 cm long and was usually worn together with the katana by the Samurai of feudal Japan. When worn together the pair of swords was called daishō, which translates to “large and small”. This sword acted like a side weapon and was worn by the Samurai at all times. 


Tanto

The Tanto, although not technically qualifying in the category of swords, is the traditional Japanese dagger. It can have a single or double edge. It acts like a Wakizashi and is worn at all times. The main purpose of a tanto is to be used as a stabbing instrument but having a pretty sharp edge, it can be used to slice and cut. The Tanto has become more ornate over the years and towards the end of the Samurai era, they were mostly used as decorative pieces, and still are mostly used in decorations to this date. 


Tachi

The sword is the predecessor to the Katana; the tachi is a japanese sword that is more curved and longer than a katana. Has an average length of 75 cm. It was primarily made for Samurais on horseback where they needed more length and curvature to effectively charge foot soldiers. 


Odachi

ōdachi ("big big sword")/Nodachi ("big field sword"): Very large tachi, some in excess of 100 cm, and usually a blade of the late 14th century.


Nodachi

Nodachi approximately translates to “field sword” or “great sword”. They are larger and longer than a typical katana. They were typically used as weapons for foot soldiers and were effective against cavalry and open field encounters. They are not very effective in close range or constricted space.


Kodachi

A shorter version of the tachi, but with similar mounts and intended use, mostly found in the 13th century or earlier.


Chokutō

A straight single edged sword that was produced prior to the 10th century, and without differential hardening or folding.


Uchigatana

A development from the tachi in the 15th century. Worn with the edge upwards in the obi.


While all of these are types of bladed weapons used by the noble Japanese warriors, each and every one has its unique characteristics and uses. It would be unfair to ignore all the different types of swords, just to popularize one over the others. A wider approach is needed to recognize the skill and genius of the Japanese Samurai and craftsman.


Katana Parts (Structure)

What are the parts of the Katana?


The Handle and Scabbard


  • Kashira: The Kashira is the very end bit of the sword, basically the butt cap. You might think of it as a money jar ‘KASHira’. Pronounced: Ka-shee-ra.


  • Menuki: This part of the sword is ornamental and can depict almost anything. You can get dragons, sunsets, or really whatever strikes your fancy. They will most often be related to the theme of the sword. To help you remember, think about how many parts there are to the sword. It would be a lot easier if there were a MENU to help remember them all. Pronounced: Meh-noo-ki.


  • Tsuba: This one’s easy: it's the hand guard. This can be themed, decorated, or plain, depending on the style of the sword. Pronounced: Sue-bah.


  • Seppa: The spacers on the sword. If you were a samurai, you might commit SEPPuku by thrusting the sword into yourself, all the way up to the Seppa. Pronounced: Sep-pa (a long double 'p').


  • Saya: The next one is the Saya or also called Scabbard. This part is used to protect the blade while dormant, or when not being in use. It helps avoid unnecessary injuries from handling the Katana.


  • Kurigata: The cord is tied around this knob. Traditionally, it would be made from buffalo horn. There are no clever ways to remember this, you’re going to have to rely on brain power alone. Pronounced: Kooh-Reeh-Gah-Tah.


  • Koiguchi: The koiguchi makes up the mouth of scabbard. I like to think of a Koi carp opening it’s mouth for food. Pronounced: Koy-Goo-Chee.


  • Sageo: The sageo is the cord found on samurai swords. Only the very best sword SAGE can work out the OH-so-difficult knot used to tie the cord. Pronounced: Sa-Geh-Oh.


Moving Up the Sword


  • Ito: The Ito is the handle wrap and holds it together. IT’s OH so hard to wrap properly. Pronounced: Eee-To.


  • Fuchi: The next is the Fuchi, which is basically the metal sleeve that keeps the Tsuka locked together.


  • Samegawa: The third is the Samekawa, which is another form of hilt wrapping, sitting under the Tsukaito. Stringray skin and shark skin are the most common skins used in the early times. Now, synthetic materials can be used as a replacement.


  • Mekugi: The fifth part is the Mekugi, which are small pegs created from bamboo. They affix the sword’s Tang in place underneath the handle.It may not look like it, but the Mekugi are actually important. They are durable and flexible so that the sword could remain intact when taking impact.


  • Ha: The blade of the Katana. Laugh at your friends as they attempt to remember all the parts of the Samurai Sword. HaHaHa. Pronounced: Ha.


  • Habaki: Another part is the Habaki, which is the metal collar located at the base of the blade’s sword. Its purpose is to increase stability and keep all parts balanced and tight.


  • Munemachi: The collar notch. Can be used for measuring the length of the blade, starting from the notch all the way to the tip. Pronounced: Moo-Neh-Mah-Chee.


  • Bo-Hi: Used to lighten the sword, but sometimes called the blood groove. Pronounced: Boh-Hee.


The Blade


  • Nakago: The tang of the blade. You should not oil this part of the blade. With time it’ll get a black protective patina. Pronounced: Nah-Kah-Goh.


  • Sori: The curvature of the samurai sword. Soh-ree, your sword has been bent… Pronounced: Soh-Ree.


  • Nagasa: The length of the blade. Pronounced: Nah-Gah-Sah.


  • Hamon: The famous hardened edge of the samurai sword. Pronounced: Har-Mon


  • Boshi: The tip Hamon. Pronounced: Boh-Shee


  • Kissaki: The very tip of the blade. Pronounced: Kiss-Sah-Ki


In today’s time, of course, the process of creating a functional katana has improved and technologically-abled. But according to some who have insights and experienced the traditional Katana, the blades produced during the Edo period will always be priceless.


The process, the intimacy and the passion between the Swordsmith and its sword, will never be replaceable. This is what makes the katana so special.

Katana Parts (Structure)