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Katana Sword

Whether you are a sword collector or a martial art practitioner, if you are looking for a katana sword that is a lot more than just a practice piece, you have c...
Whether you are a sword collector or a martial art practitioner, if you are looking for a katana 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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Katana Sword

Whether you are a sword collector or a martial art practitioner, if you are looking for a katana 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
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Handmade Japanese Katana Sword 1045 Carbon Steel
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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

Kenzie Olden California, United States
Sep 30, 2022 13:12

Shipped super fast and was in perfect condition. The quality is amazing!

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Shawn Lebouef Louisiana, United States
Sep 18, 2022 08:06

Great quality and shipping was really quick. Definitely will be ordering again. Awesome selection.
Thanks

Handmade Japanese Ninjato Sword 1045 Carbon Steel No Guard Handmade Japanese Ninjato Sword 1045 Carbon Steel No Guard
Nick James Moorhous Utah, United States
Sep 13, 2022 15:45

I love it a lot so far the only down side was the sheath was a bit scratched up and has a small dent on it but other than that it’s great. (Kocho shinobu sword)

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Jonathan Horn Tennessee, United States
Aug 30, 2022 19:00

Sword was of surprisingly good quality, especially considering the price. Arrived on time, and was easily unpacked, which is good because it was also very sharp, which was impressive. Overall, a good experience.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Sunflower Tsuba Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Golden Sunflower Tsuba
Tristan Decker New Jersey, United States
Aug 22, 2022 13:21

The package want damaged at all and the blade is absolutely GORGEOUS

Handmade Japanese Ninjato Sword With Black Blade Handmade Japanese Ninjato Sword With Black Blade
Tim Schreiber United States
Aug 17, 2022 14:15

I ordered a katana a while back and it came in poorly packaged. This one however came in perfectly wrapped and packaged. Good improvement, the swords quality is incredible too!

Handmade Japanese Sword With Blue Blade And White Scabbard Handmade Japanese Sword With Blue Blade And White Scabbard
Joanna Schultz Ohio, United States
Aug 12, 2022 14:42

Looks exactly as pictured. Came super quick and my boyfriend loves it! 10/10 would recommend

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Lightning Blade And Leopard Tsuba Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Blue Lightning Blade And Leopard Tsuba
Ace Iowa, United States
Jul 30, 2022 14:42

Very good quality, I have alot of fun just swinging the sword around. The materials used are very authentic. Not to mention how customizable it is with the sling. I can see myself buying another sword next paycheck.

Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Blade And Strap Handmade Japanese Katana Sword With Black Blade And Strap
Ben Heath Florida, United States
Jul 07, 2022 16:20

Came in perfect condition it is exactly what I ordered and quickly delivered

Handmade Japanese Sword With Blue Lightning Blade Handmade Japanese Sword With Blue Lightning Blade
Greg Vibbert North Carolina, United States
Jun 30, 2022 14:19

Impressive fit and finish. Blade is very sharp. I have yet to cut bamboo mats but from it's edge I don't forsee any problems. Great sword for the price

Battle Ready Katana, Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Real Hamon Battle Ready Katana, Handmade Japanese Katana Sword T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Real Hamon

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)

Carbon Steel Type

Carbon Steel katanas are appreciated pieces. Forged according traditional methods developed in the Old Japanese civilization, these particular samurai swords have a lot of features and so many secrets. According to the Carbon Steel type, the sword inherits lots of particularities and properties commonly known to be characteristics of the material. He, who needs to have a sword, should know exactly why and how he needs his sword to be, which will guide the choice of the material to use in the forging process. Moreover, the material properties can implicate the parts to mount on the sword to obtain the desired design and serve the intended purpose.


When looking for a combination of quality and price the high carbon steel katanas seem to be most preferable and common in the market. These types of katana swords are usually favored due to their strong durability as a result of their chemical makeup. High carbon steel blades lack the chronium component that you’d find in stainless steel which does allow for the carbon blades to be stronger yet on the flip side they are susceptible to corrosion because of this missing component.


Despite their name, carbon steel swords do have less carbon than typical stainless steel swords do which allows them to be more compatible with other metals. Carbon steel is much harder than stainless which creates the ability to hold a sharper and more acute edge. As a result, they are quicker to sharpen and can achieve a sharper edge than the stainless do.


As the percentage of carbon in the blade rises the steel has the ability to become more durable through heat treating; however, it also becomes less pliable. Additionally the higher the carbon content the lower the melting point is. So the higher the carbon content the stronger and less pliable the blade is, the lower the carbon content the softer and more pliable the blade is.


Within the carbon steel swords there are numerous types of metal grades, far more than I will take the time to mention and put you through the long, boring definition of the slight variances in each. Instead I’ll let you know the most common high carbon steel blades you’ll probably come across in the katana market.


10xx Steels (where xx could be any combination of numbers signifying the carbon density). The numbers following the ’10’ signify the carbon percent in the sword. For example a 1055 carbon steel means that the sword is 0.55% carbon content, a 1095 is as you would guess…0.95% carbon content.


1045 Carbon Steel

1045 is what most cheaper swords are made from, they are softer and in my mind I wouldn’t go with anything less than a 0.45% carbon content otherwise it’ll be too soft for functional use unless you’re looking for another wall hanger. At anything below a 1045 sharpening and maintaining an edge becomes more difficult.


1060 carbon steel

1060 (0.60% carbon content) is probably your best bet of the 10xx carbon steels. It is hard enough to be durable yet still soft enough where it is pliable. These swords will hold up pretty well in almost all normal katana uses.


1095 carbon steel

1095 is also a common carbon steel yet you’re more apt to find this in knives. This is a harder more brittle carbon steel that is easy to sharpen and holds an edge better than lower carbon content swords. The disadvantage is that if it is simply 1095 steel then if you hit another hard target with it there’s a greater chance it could break.


9260 Spring Steel

The name gives you an indication of how this metal behaves, spring like. Meaning that it has more flexibility and can recover from bends and vibrations better than other steel blades. A little fun fact about the name is that it comes from the same steel being used in the suspension coils of vehicles, hence the name ‘spring steel’. 9260 spring steel adds an additional component to it’s composition – silicon (2%). By adding silicon to the chemical make up it gives the sword added flexibility.


T10 Carbon Steel

T10 is a newer steel being used in katana sword manufacturing. It is a Tungsten alloy (tungsten is also what some wedding bands are made of) with a high carbon content (0.90%-1.0%) combined with a smaller silicon content than the spring steel (0.30%-0.35%). Due to the mixture of silicon and high carbon content these swords perform better than other 1095 carbon steels and are more durable.


Remember, having a higher carbon content provides for a sharper edge, adding silicon to the composition slightly helps reduce the brittleness of the blade.


Combination Materials

One of the more popular types of katana swords is the combination of 1095 high carbon + folded steel. This combines the two powerful methods to create a sword that is hard at the core yet durable to avoid breaking on the outer layer.


These combinations usually feature the 1095 as the core component providing the internal structure that is hardened with the 0.95% carbon content. They are then layered in folded steel to protect the inner hard, yet usually otherwise more brittle core. The benefit of this method is that once you sharpen the sword past the folded steel layer you reveal the hard edge of the 1095 component which as I described earlier will hold a sharper edge longer.


So in summary a hard long lasting sharp inner element protected from breaking by the folded steel outer layer.


Katana History & Culture

The first use of the term katana to describe a sword occurs as early as the Kamakura period (1185–1333), but the actual history of bladed weapon craftsmanship in Japan stretches back over twenty centuries. At first, Japanese swords were simple variations of the chinese swords that were straight, double-edged iron blades. The first original Japanese swords that are considered the precursor of the 'modern' katana began to appear during the early Heian period (around 700 CE).


Katana was mainly used by the samurai, the military nobility of feudal Japan (1185-1600) up through the Edo period (1603–1868). The increased popularity of the katana among samurai came about because of the changing nature of close-combat warfare. The quicker draw of this sword was well suited to combat where victory depended heavily on fast response times. The katana was worn and thrust through a belt-like sash (obi) with the sharpened edge facing up. Ideally, samurai could draw the sword and cut the enemy in a single motion.


With the end of the Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period, Japan began a rapid process of industrialization and westernization. Regarding the military, the weapons shifted from swords to firearms. The use of the katana in Japanese daily life came to an end at almost the same time with the Haitōrei (sword prohibition) Edict of 1876, which allowed only police and military personnel to carry them. Many of the swordsmiths were required to close their businesses, leading to the near extinction of katana swordsmithing until 1906. At that time, two well-known swordsmiths were appointed as imperial household artists, thus preserving the skills of the swordsmiths, a cultural legacy that has been passed on to the present day.

Uses of Katana

The katana was used primarily as a cutting weapon, allowing both a two-handed and a one-handed grip. The oldest schools of katana art originate in the XV-XVI centuries. The basic idea of the Japanese art of sword and the techniques based on it is that the longitudinal axis of the sword during the attack must go to the target not at a right angle, but along its plane, causing cutting strokes. Therefore, it is more appropriate to speak not about strikes in the form in which they are characteristic of Western sword technicians but about cuts. That is why the blades have a curved shape.


The Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi wrote the book “Gorin no Se” (“The Book of Five Rings”), in which he reveals his technique of two swords. Working with a katana and wakizashi is similar to the methods of eskrima. Kenjutsu, the practical art of fencing with a sword, reborn into a modern look – Gendai budo. The art of a surprise attack and counterattack is called Iaido and is a meditative type of combat that is fought with an imaginary opponent. Kendo is the art of fencing with a bamboo sword, in which it is mandatory to wear a protection kit similar to fencing European and consisting of a helmet with a grille covering the face and armor. This type of sword fencing, depending on the particular style, can be practiced as a sports discipline. In Japan, there are still numerous traditional fencing schools that managed to survive after the general prohibition of Emperor Meiji to carry swords. The most famous are Kashima Shinto Ryu, Kashima Shin Ryu, and Katori Shinto Ryu.