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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 Tant? 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.

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Customer Reviews (511)

Yubashiri came in perfect condition. I couldn’t have asked for a better replica to Zoro’s sword. Just completed my collection with Yubashiri can’t wait to get Enma and Ame no Habakiri.

Oct 22, 2020 02:51

Not gonna lie I was sceptical at first, but when the blade came in I knew it wouldn't be the last thing I ordered from this site. 10/10. The blade is cheap but well made, and looks exactly like it does in the pics. Idk how to express how pleased I am.

Oct 22, 2020 00:57

It looks beautiful

Oct 22, 2020 00:12

Great quality on the blade, and communication on shipping status.

Oct 21, 2020 23:02

Beautiful and well made!

Oct 21, 2020 21:37

I really love this sword, and was very satisfied with the whole delivery process as well. If I had to mention any minor complaints or details , the gold plating was missing a spot on the tsuba, and the the saya had and ultra tight fit. I was able modify the opening of the saya with a handheld rotary tool, brushed out all the wooden dust, and now it's perfect. Would most definitely buy again from your store. Thank you.

Oct 21, 2020 21:07

Absolutely stunning, and worth every cent. Looks exactly like the photographs. Nice weight overall, the sheath is solid hardwood, full-tang blade is fairly sharp damascus steel, and the hilt is wrapped with real rayskin. A battle-ready work of art!

Oct 21, 2020 19:58

One of the most beautiful swords I've received. You can tell by the feel how sturdy it is. The craftsmanship of it is well made, smooth and well formed but you can see small indicators it was made by a human and not a machine, but they add more to the blade.

Oct 21, 2020 18:55

Id say overall the quality of the build was pristine. Clean along the edges to the hilt. The only thing is that the Saya was a little to tight for the katana but I'm truly satisfied with my purchase. Looking forward to purchasing more from this manufacturer.

Oct 17, 2020 16:59

dear true katana,n my friend just easily put the sword stand together- i couldn't for the life of me.n it looks fantastic, sorry i could not figure it out, but all is well now. the sword stand looks great!n sincerely yours,n thomas coppola

Oct 17, 2020 13:06

Decent quality, about what I expected for $66. I bought 2 so I can dual weild

Oct 17, 2020 09:18

Excellent quality!

Oct 16, 2020 11:22

Absolutely Amazing! I love it!

Oct 16, 2020 07:37

Excellent product; exactly as described. Exactly what I was looking for. I'll definitely be doing business with True Katana in the future.

Oct 15, 2020 20:51

It was great I love it!

Oct 15, 2020 14:38

Great quality

Oct 15, 2020 13:43

Its real

Oct 15, 2020 12:37

Originally sent item with different colors than the picture. Was told that the did not have the exact color as shown. I asked for a return. They sent a return shipping label. I sent the item back. While the item was in transfer, the sword in the correct color scabbard and handle inlays showed up on my doorstep. Happy that I got the correct item. Could have let me know that it was coming.

Oct 15, 2020 11:30

Item arrived promptly, well-packaged, and exactly as described! As for the tantĹŤ itself, it's sleek, elegant, minimal, and feels great one's hand. I'm satisfied with the quality for what I paid. I wouldn't hesitate to shop with True Katana again in the future. Thanks, TK!

Oct 15, 2020 10:08

I got it as a bday present for my best friend and he loved it! Thank you.

Oct 15, 2020 09:41


Oct 15, 2020 07:13
Jen Trask  

Husband is obsessed with his katana. Great quality. Beautiful piece!

Oct 15, 2020 06:28

it is a nice and finish are good.very sharp.the fittings could be better.the hamon is light and hard to make out.have not yet tested the is light and handles well.

Oct 15, 2020 05:45

Sword quality is very good and so was the customer service. It was only about 3 weeks from the time I ordered the sword until I received it. This Tachi is the 19th sword I have purchased over the past 2 years and I will buy more from True Katana as I expand my collection.

Oct 15, 2020 05:29

I will be ordering more soon.

Oct 14, 2020 21:45

Love the sword its nice but the blade is a little warped which is dissapointing but it still cuts which is nice, very good sword for people who wanna learn and not spend 500 dollars on a epic samurai sword

Oct 14, 2020 18:19

My son loves it.

Oct 14, 2020 18:08

I would give 5 stars but I specifically emailed them to see what they had in stock bc I didn't want to wait weeks for one from China if possible bc most of theirs are shipped from China.nSo oddly enough the person replied and said the only one they had in the warehouse in California was the exact Tanto blade I wanted, so I ordered it the next day bc of it being in country but lo and behold it came from China.nCoincidence maybe someone bought all those specific tantos or something but the actual piece is really nice: made well, weighty and appearance is very nice. I would buy again.

Oct 14, 2020 18:07
Lisa Max  

Good weight, fits in the hand well. Nice edge. Excellent craftsmanship. Thank you!nWill be buying more.

Oct 14, 2020 17:59

Surprisingly good quality for the price. Can cut pretty cleanly, and came as advertised. Good buy.

Oct 14, 2020 17:15