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The samurai used various weapons, but the katana is the weapon that is synonymous with samurai. Bushido teaches that Samurai swords are the Samurai’s soul and sometimes a samurai is pictured as entirely dependent on the katana for fighting. They believe that the Japanese sword was so precious that they often gave them names and considered them as part of the living. However the use of Samurai swords did not become common in battle until the Kamakura period (1185-1333), where the tachi and uchigatana (the predecessor to the katana) became prevalent. The katana itself did not become the primary weapon until the Edo period.
After a male child of the bushi was born, he would receive his first katana sword in a ceremony called mamori-gatana. The sword, however, was merely a charm sword covered with brocade to which was attached a purse or wallet, worn by children under five. Upon reaching the age of thirteen, in a ceremony called Genbuku, a male child was given his first real swords and armour, an adult name, and became a samurai. A katana and a wakizashi together are called a daisho (lit. “big and small”).
The wakizashi itself was a samurai’s “honour blade” and purportedly never left the Samurai’s side. He would sleep with it under his pillow and it would be taken with him when he entered a house and had to leave his main weapons outside.
The Tantō was a small dagger sometimes worn with or instead of the Wakizashi in a daisho. The tanto or the wakizashi was used to commit seppuku, a ritualized suicide.
Welcome to our Samurai Swords section. The Samurai sword (Also known as a katana) dates back in tradition to ancient times where a man depended on his blade to defend his life and his honor. Most of the Japanese Swords found here are well equipped for that purpose as well as for use in the art of Tameshigiri (Practice cutting with tatami or beach mats). Our Battle Ready Samurai Swords are equally impressive both for functionality as well as for a classy show piece. We currently offer Hanwei, Bushido, Musashi and a good selection of handmade battle ready Samurai swords for sale. We have scoured the globe to bring you the best Japanese Samurai Swords at the cheapest prices around.
These are really nice and are very solid and well made..very happy with this product and if I need to..will buy again..Mar 04, 2019 13:06
I got this sword a couple days ago and it got here to day it's perfect it's cut through everything I put it up agentsOct 23, 2019 02:46
I just received this today and I am amazed by it's beauty. The pictures shown on the product page and the pictures that I can take really undersell it's beauty. By the quality of the craftsmanship, and it's sturdiness alone this deserves a higher price tag. It did take longer than expected to receive the Katana, it took longer than I thought for it to clear US Customs, but it was definitely worth the wait. When I look to add to my collection, I am definitely coming back to this seller.Oct 18, 2019 07:19
Good sword, totally matched with my expectation, plus fantastic delivery speed!Oct 15, 2019 06:19
After looking at the mixed reviews I took a chance and ordered this. Blade is sharp and tight glad I ordered.Oct 13, 2019 08:25
Beautiful, ideal weapon for spec-ops lovers, enthusiasts and collectors. Knuckles are ideal for larger fingers. 5 StarsOct 09, 2019 15:59
The Sword is solid it wont break and i got it in good condition, the only thing i did not like was the brown ring on the sword, i bought the natural wood sword and this one so i switched the rings and it looks better. All in all this is perfect.Jul 19, 2019 13:43
a well made item and its great for self defense. amazing price too. shipping is extremely prompt.May 25, 2019 14:40
that's a machete, sharp. I spent many hours of fun, cutting soda cans, limbs, pizza boxes , practicing katas. You know , I've enjoyed a lot this sword !. Good price !!!Jun 21, 2019 16:02
Amazing quality, super fast delivery! Beautiful sword with amazing craftmanship. It cut my as i oiled it lol. So sharp it sliced right through my rag and fiDefinitely recommend.Jun 04, 2019 15:26