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Using our sword models you can customize your samurai sword from the options available, including steel type, fittings, handle, scabbard, enhancements, polishing, accessories and more…
After you finished making your custom sword, simply click on Buy it Now, fill your address for shipping and pay. we will start working on your custom blade according to your specifications and ship to you address once it is ready.
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The Definitive Guide to Samurai Swords
There is something about Samurai Swords that is universally appealing. Samurai swords are rich in history. They are beauty to behold. There is nothing like holding a Japanese sword for the very first time.
We invite you to browse through our website and find unique Handmade Japanese swords reminding of an era long gone.
Our Samurai swords for sale are made of quality materials of your choice, we offer complete customization of all swords parts.
You can use our 3D app to create your custom Katana sword, watch the video to see how it works.
If you always wanted to own a Samurai Katana sword that is forged by master swordsmaker according to your preference, then you can build your custom sword in our website using 3D tools or a simple form.
Each of our samurai swords for sale available on the site can be further customized for you.
Samurai swords are what keeps those who love anything Japanese close to heart.
We hope you can find the sword you have been looking for, and you can always contact us with more details about what you have in mind
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A sword reminds people that life is not forever and as such each moment should be treasured. A sword makes people aware that mortality exists and to live each day to it’s fullest.
Some people think that a sword is created by just one swordsmith, but the truth is,a team of professionals build each blade with accuracy.
Each of our team specializes in a certain area which means they give their all when it is time for the sword to pass through their hands.
Each sword needs the master swordsmith and his apprentices which includes: polisher, sharpener, and makers for these parts: Habaki, Tsuba, Seppas, Fuchi, Kashira, Menuki, Tsuka and Saya.
Samurai Swords for Sale
Below you can find information about all available swords for sale on our website, including custom swords and made to order swords from our catalog collection.
The Katana was the primary weapon carried by the Samurai of Feudal Japan. The Katana sword is a single edge curved blade with a handle that can accommodate 2 hands.
The Samurai Katana is worn with the blade pointing up, which allow for a smooth drawing of the sword and attacking in a single motion.Custom Katana Katana for Sale
The Wakizashi was the back up sword carried by the Samurai along with the Katana. The Wakizashi is a similar to the Katana sword in shape, however it is a bit shorter and can be used with 1 or 2 hands.
The Wakizashi was used in close quarters, or when the Samurai lost his Katana in battle, some Samurai mastered the art of dual wielding the Katana and Wakizashi togeter.Custom Wakizashi Wakizashi for Sale
Katana and Wakizashi Daisho
During feudal Japan only the Samurai were allowed to carry the Katana and Wakizashi together, this was referred to as Daisho, and was an official sign that the wearer of those swords is a Samurai.
The Katana was considered as the soul of the Samurai, and was treated with highest respect.
The Daisho was term literally means “big little”.a Katana is the big or long sword and the shorter sword is the Wakizashi.
The Japanese term for the Wakizashi blade literally means side inserted sword. Wakizashi blade tends to measure between 30 to 60 centimeters.
A Wakizashi was used primarily for close quarters and indoor fighting or to behead opponents on the battlefield. At times, the Wakizashi was used to commit seppuku (ritual suicide).
The Wakizashi was allowed to be carried by the Chonin class, which included merchants and used for protection when travelling due to the risk of encountering bandits. Wakizashi are worn on the left side secured to the waist using a sash or Uwa-obi or himo.
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One of the traditionally made Japanese short swords includes the Tanto Blade. Tanto was worn as the Shoto in place of Wakizashi in daisho on the battlefield.
Tanto was designed as a stabbing weapon however, still can be used for slashing as well. Some versions has thick cross sections for armour piercing duty and referred to as Yoroi Toshi.Custom Tanto Tanto for Sale
More About the Tanto Blade
The Tanto blade can trace its origin during the Heian period. Tanto was mainly used as a weapon However because it’s blade was so aesthetically pleasing it has evolved to include ornamental designs., Hira and Uchi-Sori Tanto became the more popular style.
The Tanto was mainly carried by Samurai, commoners did not generally wear it, in fact, before the Katana and Wakizashi Daisho, Samurai carried a Tachi sword and Tanto.
The Tanto is used for Tantojutsu which is a traditional martial arts. In form it resembles a dagger. This must be one of the reasons why the Tanto has find its way into modern tactical knives in the West especially in the 1980s.
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The Nagamaki is a traditional Japanese sword used during the Kamakura, Nanbokucho and early Muromachi period. Nagamaki sword blade length on average is around 60 to 120 centimeters with a handle either 45 to 90 centimeters long.
Nagamaki has a singled edged blade that normally feature a bohi for reduce weight. The Nagamaki handle resemble that of a Samurai Katana handle but it’s longer which allow more distance and extended reach from the enemy when fighting with this samurai sword.Custom Nagamaki Nagamaki for Sale
Nodachi sword is a traditionally made Japanese battlefield sword . The Nodachi predates the Katana sword and was also used by the Samurai class of feudal Japan. It reached its peak during the Edo period.
There is no exact size for this great sword however, to qualify as a Nodachi, the blade length should be minimum 3 shaku or 90.91 centimeters. Nodachi was used by infantry and as ceremonial offering for Japanese patron gods.Custom Nodachi Nodachi for Sale
Ninja hide their identities, they are the silent assassin, hiding in the shadows until the right time to attack. a Ninja want to keep everything that they do in a cloak of mystery.
Ninja used different swords than Samurai. The Ninjato is one of the famous blades used by the Shinobi of feudal Japan.
The Ninjato is referred to as a short sword with a straight blade, it is shorter to allow ease of use in narrow spaces like corridors and inside rooms.
The Ninja were using many different kind of weapons and accessories, The Ninjato is only one of them, it main purpose was for stabbing and slaying enemies. Usually it had a square guard. Its unique shape can be credited to the efforts made by Ninjas in forging their own blades from slabs of steel or iron.
The Ninjato sword was said to be the legendary sword used by the Ninja. Our Ninjato for sale are made in the same length as our custom Katana swords, although you can ask for a Wakizashi Ninjato when ordering a Wakizashi.
Although there is no real evidence of existence, the Ninjato is believed to be the main sword used by the Ninja. it came in different sizes and on average was shorter than the Katana sword and was more likely Wakizashi size, reminding the Shikomizue sword.
If you are looking for a different kind of sword to spice up your sword collection, the Ninjato is great choice, you can either select from our collection or have a custom one made for you.Custom Ninjato Ninjato for Sale
Why Buy at Samurai Swords Store
We know you have a choice and we strive to provide you with the best possible customer service and quality product at affordable prices, All swords are handmade and can be customized to your request. if you are looking for more reasons why to buy at Samurai Swords Store, simply scroll down the page and see all the awesome features available for customization.
The large selection and personal care will make sure your shopping experience at our site will be exceptional, and the outcome of your sword will be personal, unique and exceed your expectation.
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When I placed my order I was a bit sceptical, however once I received my sword all worries seized. I must say that the craftsmanship of the blade is remarkable, all was made to my request to the very last detail. If you are in the market for a Samurai sword, you should definitely order one through their app.
What to Expect?
When you look for real swords for sale, there are few things to keep in mind in order to get the quality blade you want to buy, especially when buying Samurai swords, there are several features which are vital.
Full Tang Swords
Choosing a full tang blade is certainly a must if you are looking for a functional Samurai sword, the term full tang means that the blade extends all the way through the handle and is made of one solid piece of steel, the tang is held by Mekugi pegs.
All swords for sale available on the site are full tang.
We offer large selection of quality materials for your custom Samurai swords, you can choose each part of the sword according to your budget and preference. each blade is treated personally with attention to details and assembly.
Read more below to find about all options available.
All of the swords are made of quality materials, you can select your steel and overall quality and designs of parts. technically all of the swords for sale on the site are battle ready, while there are some with better capabilities.
This depends on the steel used, and the treatment the sword has received. for maximum performance battle ready Katana, it is better to choose a clay tempered blade.
Sword Steel Type
Carbon Steel Swords
Real functional swords are made of carbon steel, swords made of stainless steel are brittle and cannot withstand test cutting as swords made of carbon steel. Some of the most commonly used carbon steel content for swords for sale on the market are: 1045 Steel, 1055 Steel, 1060 Steel, 1095 Steel, T10 Steel
1045 is composed of medium carbon. This steel is the most low level carbon sword, it is relatively easy to make, and mostly is machine made. 1055 Steel is a very popular choice when it comes to Katana Iaito blade that is not sharp and intended for practice of kata.
As suggested by the number, a 1055 carbon steel has 0.55% of carbon content, a 1060 carbon steel has 0.60% carbon content, and a 1095 carbon steel has 0.95% carbon content.
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As carbon content increased it becomes less ductile and more difficult to weld, the carbon then is heat treated to make it more ductile and softer for fabrication.
When there is higher carbon, the alloy can be hardened to increase the sword impact resistance, strength and wear. The reason for heat treating the carbon steel is to change the properties of the steel, usually heat treating effects the ductility, impact resistance, hardness and yield strength.
When you choose to buy one of our custom swords for sale, you can decide which steel we should use on your Samurai Katana or any other sword available for customization. if you want to learn more about the different steel types, visit the steel comparison page.
Choose Your Steel
1060 Carbon Steel
1060 Carbon Steel is our most basic entry level of high carbon steel. The high carbon in the 1060 Steel makes it durable, but it is not high enough to compromise its pliability.
The 1060 steel is great sword for decorative purposes or for Iaido.Swords made of 1060 carbon steel keep their edges sharp, are suitable for soft objects and medium targets. It is the favorite steel material of famous swords companies.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon steel is very tough steel that contains %0.95 of Carbon. The 1095 Steel carbon percentage results in a very hard steel.
custom Katana made of this steel is preferably clay tempered. (Differentially hardened) which results in hardening the edge and keeping the spine softer, this method increases the blade edge durability, provides more flexible blade and enhances the resistance of the sword to corrosion.
T10 Tool Steel
T10 Steel has 1% carbon content and referred to as High Speed Steel, it is hard and durable, and the blade edge retain its sharpness overtime
The maximum of resistance and toughness is obtained when the T10 blade is properly clay tempered. It is one of the favorite steel choices among sword collectors. swords made of the T10 steel are great for Tameshigiri and test cutting.
9260 Spring Steel is tempered, resilient and tough than cold steels like 1050 Steel. 9260 steel is very durable. Materials like silicon is used to create this type of blade.
9260 is considered as one of the best alloy for swords The 9260 spring steel has .60% carbon content. This type of Katana steel can be compared to 1060 carbon steel in hardness and durability. however also offers a lot of flexibility.
Spring Steel Katana swords are characterized by an excellent durability: they exhibit an uncommon resistance to bending and mistaken strikes, the 9260 spring steel swords are tempered, resilient and tough yet very flexible.
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Tamahagane Steel Katana (Coming Soon)
Tamahagane is a steel that follows the traditional way of making steel the Japanese way. The word tama means round and precious. It is often compared to that of a gem. Hagane simply means steel.
The Tamahagane is used in producing not just swords alone but, knives and other kinds of tools as well. A good tamahagane contains 1 percent of carbon. This percentage must never go more than 1.5 percent to create the ideal steel for samurai swords.
The Tamahagane steel is made of iron sand or Satetsu. It takes from 36 to 72 hours just to make Tamahagane steel. This shall depend on how many people are working on it and how much of the metal is used. Iron sand is added slowly every 10 minutes while the mixture is frequently turned over.
After this steel has been produced, the clay tub is broken and the steel produce is removed. The metal block found on the edges are said to be stronger because this is where the oxidation process takes place.
Clay Tempered Katana
Clay tempered blades are swords that have a real hamon, they have soft spine and hardened edge, Our clay tempered swords for sale have HRC level of the edge around 62.
When a sword is clay tempered the edge is hardened so it will retain a sharp edge while the spine is left softer so it will bend but not break.
A Clay tempered Katana blade is important for making a sword that can withstand extensive tameshigiri.
Folded vs Not Folded
You probably heard about Damascus steel and Japanese folded steel Katana, however try not to confuse between the two. the process of Nihonto in ancient Japan involved folding the steel to get rid of impurities, due to lack of good quality iron.
Today the steel is pure and, folding is done to increase the beauty of the sword and add a grain (Hada) to the steel, which creates beautiful patterns on the blade.
However with today modern steel, it does not improve the hardness of the blade, or the performance of the sword.
Katana Blade – Sword of Heaven
Katana blades were used in both ancient and feudal Japan. The Samurai Katana is characterized by its curved and slender single edged blade. It has a circular or square guard with a long grip to accommodate two hands.
It was during the Kamakura period when Katana was used for the very first time.The change in how close combat warfare was conducted brought about the popularity of the Katana blade.
The Katana is a complex piece of art and a deadly weapon, The blade alone is constructed with many different parts in mind, Each of the parts of the blade have its functions. continue reading to learn more about the different Katana parts.
The Kissaki is the tip or point area found on a Japanese sword. This Katana blade part is separated from the rest of the blade with a clear visible line referred to as Yokote.
The amount of curvature on the cutting edge of the Kissaki is referred to as Fukura. This can either be Tsuku which is full and round or Kareru which was straight or nearly straight.
When one looks at the Katana blade, it is the fan shape area at the tip of the blade. The size of the Kissaki varies depending on what period the blade was produce. Like other kinds of blade this was reshaped in later periods.
Shinogi is part of the Katana blade describe as a ridge on the blade that runs from the Yokote to the end of the Nakago.
This ridge line is important because this lends an air of authenticity and accuracy of choosing a blade relevant to the Ryu to which the practitioner belongs.
The term high Shinogi is given to a Shinogi that has a substantial difference in height between Shinogi and the Kasane. Blades with thin Kasane has a high appearing Shinogi.
The presence of blood groove / HI or fuller helps to reduces the weight of the sword without sacrificing strength or blade integrity
Some people think that due to it’s name “blood groove”, that it has something to do with blood, however that is not true. The real reason for adding HI is because it makes the sword lighter and easier to wield as compared to a sword without blood groove.
Adding blood groove is optional, and you can select whether you want no groove, single groove or double groove.
Mune when defined is simply the back edge of the Katana blade. also referred to as back or collar notch.
The Mune goes through the length of the blade from this notch at the back to the very tip or Kissaki of the blade.
according to some Japanese sword enthusiasts Mune is the best part of the blade to blocking since it is not susceptible to chipping and cracking in sword to sword contact, unlike using the HA (cutting edge).
Hada is the grain pattern found on Japanese swords. These are seen as folded lines, sometimes referred to as weld lines.
These lines varies depending on the way the blade was folded. There are different small and large variations of the Hada.
Some are stretched and some have mixed variations. Generally, swords are created with the Hada running down the blade similar to that of a grain of wood. this is due to the steel folding process.
The term given to the tempered cutting edge of the sword is HA. The cutting edge is opposite side to the Mune.
It is also known as Hasaki or Yaiba. When the sword is placed on display the HA must be edge up.
Chips on the Ha maybe fatal. This will depend on how far the chip has reached the hamon. This shall be considered a fatal flaw if the chips extends way past the hamon line of the sword.
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The Japanese translation for Hamon is blade pattern. The Hamon is the transition made from harder to softer steel at the back of the sword.
This is the objective of this transition process. The way the blade appears is thrown in a purely a side effect of it. Swordsmiths take advantage of this “side effect” to produce a specific temper line to leave a school signature.
The Hamon can be a wavy line on the cutting edge of the Katana. Most of time a special form of clay is used to achieved this effect. Sometimes one can see a cloudy effect this is a result of nie crystals forming in the metal that increases the hardness of the steel.
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Boshi is the Hamon that runs along the Kissaki of the blade. The top of the Boshi resembles that of a candle flame.
Boshi is round in shape and referred to as tempered area or point. In terms of flaws, it is considered a fatal flaw if the Kissaki is broken past its Boshi.
However, if the break does not extend towards the Boshi, a good polisher can remedy this by reshaping the Kissaki.
Yokote for beginners is a real bevel. It is both quite sharp and steep. Yokote marks the change in geometry of the blade towards the tip.
Most mass produced Katana swords does not have Yokote. A sword without Yokote shows the effect of using a different angle polishing the sword.
Some people view Yokote as the dividing line between the Kissaki and HA.
The Katana Parts
After the blade is made, it is time to assemble the Katana, each part that makes the sword is practical and helps to the functionality of the sword.
Aside from being functional, the parts are made with astonishing beauty, details and themes, which will help you design unique and quality sword by your own preference.
You can choose from our free parts that comes when ordering custom sword, or you can choose more high quality parts for additional price.
Tsuba (Hand Guard)
Tsuba comes in many different shapes and style, normally either round or square guard. Its primary function is to act as guard at the end of the grip.
Tsuba contributes to the balance of the samurai swords while at the same time protects the hand from injury.
Tsuba is very practical and contribute to the sword functionality, during the peaceful Edo period the Tsuba started to become more decorative.
Fuchi (Hilt Collar)
Fuchi and Kashira are the set of hilt collar and buttcap. Some swords comes with a Kojiri with an end cap used on the scabbard.
The tang of the Samurai sword is going through the hole in the Fuchi.
Different designs can be ordered for the Fuchi. This can be simple or something extravagant. we offer a large selection of customized Fuchi. That are made of Metal, Brass, Iron or Copper.
Kashira is the butt cap or pommel found at the end of the Tsuka.
Kashira is part of fittings that will keep the Japanese sword together. The cord winding of the hilt is what holds the Kashira and Menuki in place.
You can select the Kashira for your Samurai sword from beautiful collection of traditionally made fittings that can be ordered with your custom sword.
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Habaki (Blade Collar)
Habaki refers to a wedge shaped metal collar that keeps the sword from falling out of its Saya.
Habaki encircles the base of the samurai sword blade. This fitting locks the tsuba in place while it keeps the Samurai sword in its Saya or scabbard.
The Habaki also support the rest of the fitting and allow the sword to be drawn quicker.
Seppa are the spacers found on each side of the Tsuba. they are designed to keep the fitting tight.
Seppa can be easily replaced with a new one. It can be said that the choice of using a plain or ornate Seppa falls on the preference of the sword owner.
You can choose the color of the Seppa to match with the rest of the sword fittings.
Menuki are ornaments found on the Tsuka. This was used originally with the intention of hiding the Mekugi pegs.
Menuki fits the space in palm and allows for more proper grip of the Samurai sword. the Menuki has proven its usefulness.
You can choose your preferred Menuki, remember It is more than just a fancy décor for a Japanese sword. Menuki will give you better control of your sword.
Samurai Swords Handle Parts
The Tsuka is the handle or hilt of a Japanese sword. Tsuka is wrapped in rayskin Samegawa. The art of wrapping this sword handle is referred to as Tsuka-maki. Tsuka-Ito refers to the traditional cord that is used to wrap the Tsuka .
Our handmade sword ito wrap is made of Rayon, leather, synthetic leather and suede leather. We offer large selection of ray skin samegawa colors, and Tsuka Ito wrap colors and materials.
Mekugi are the pegs that secure the Tsuka to the Nakago of the Samurai sword. The Mekugi is inserted inside the Mekugi-ana or holes found on the tang. Mekugi plays an important role in holding the Samurai swords together.
Mekugi also acts as shock absorber. For this reasons choosing a sturdy material for Mekugi is important. we make bamboo and copper mekugi both sturdy and flexible.
Ito (Handle Wrap)
Ito is the cord wrap used on the handles of Japanese swords. The purpose of using Ito is both aesthetic and functional.
The Ito reinforces the Tsuka to prevent it from failing. and allows convenient and proper gripping of the Samurai sword. the wrap also help keep the fitting tight and secured.
We use Rayon, leather and syntethic leather with a variety of colors and two wrap styles which includes the Tsumamai Maki (Traditional Wrap) and Katate Maki (Battle Wrap).
Ray Skin Samegawa
Samegawa or Same-Kawa refers to ray skin that can be seen through the ito cord.
One of the main reasons for the use of rayskin Samegawa is because it’s provides with a non slip grip, even if the handle was soaked with blood.
The samegawa on our custom samurai swords are made from real rayskin and comes in different colors you can choose from, if you would like a synthetic rayskin, we can provide that as well.
Saya means in Japanese scabbard. This can be for a sword or knife. The Saya is usually made of lightweight wood with a coat of lacquer on its exterior.
The Saya has a wooden or buffalo horn knob. Kurikata on one side attached to obi belt by the Sageo (braided cord). Saya protects the blade when not in use and allow for fast drawing of the sword.
We offer a large selection of Saya for your samurai swords, some are made from lacquer wood, wood or Ray skin, and some feature more quality materials and art work.
Sageo is the cord used to tie the Saya to the Japanese belt( Obi) when the sword is worn.
Sageo can be made of Rayon, silk, cotton or leather. This hanging cord passes through the hole in the Kurikata of the Saya.
There are actually several methods of tying the Sageo on the Saya for the purpose of displaying the sword. In some schools of Iaido, Sageo is tied to the Hakama as students practice their sword fight.
Kojiri is the end of the Saya that has the protective fitting. This is traditionally made of buffalo horn however, other materials like metal or black coloured steel can be used as well.
Traditionally made Kojiri have oval shape. This is best fitted during Saya construction to ensure it will fit the sword perfectly, it is highly recommended to have Kojiri and Koiguchi on your Saya.
Koiguchi refers to the mouth of the Saya and its fittings. The Koiguchi is traditionally made of buffalo horn. however can be made from brass, copper or other materials.
the Koiguchi strengthens the Saya and prevent it from splintering . it is also adapted to the Habaki to allow perfect fitting when sheathing the sword..
Kurikata is a knob found in the scabbard of Japanese swords. This can be made of wood, metal, steel or sterling silver. However, most of the Kurikata are made from water buffalo horn.
Shitodome is a small Japanese sword fitting found on the Samurai sword saya. Since Shitodome are designed to fit into a small opening. installing the Shitodome must be carefully made.
Samurai swords gives a sense of power to the owner. However, as a famous saying goes, “with great power comes greater responsibility”.
If there is one thing to be learned from Samurai ethics it would be the importance of being responsible for one actions. It can be said that these traditionally made Japanese swords symbolizes the strength and beauty of the Samurai spirit.
Be safe and let the Samurai spirit live on.