Handmade Sword

Real Handmade Swords

As far back as the Bronze Age, the skills of the swordsmiths producing handmade swords in Japan and China were legendary. The swords were forge-folded, which meant that in some cases, many weeks of labor were spent to achieve the right balance of strength and flexibility. In addition, most of the blades were differentially hardened to prevent brittleness; the spine of the sword would retain flexibility, while the cutting edge could be tempered for maximum strength.

One of the most famous handmade Japanese sword types is the katana, which is a functional samurai sword weapon of choice. Other Japanese handmade swords for sale today carry the odachi, tanto, wakazashi, tachi and musashi designations. Handmade Chinese swords generally fall into one of two classifications: Jian, which have a dual edge, or Dao, which are single-edged. However, the actual blade can have multiple sides and grooves. Should you be looking to buy a Korean sword, we have the Competition Samgakdo , Jikdo Kagum, and the Laito Laido practice sword to offer.

Shoppers looking for real handmade swords can find an excellent selection, whether they are searching for a ceremonial piece, a practice sword or a blade for use in competitions. Many of the swords are forge-folded in the traditional method and/or differentially hardened. Display stands and ornate scabbards are included with most styles, and complete sets are also available.

Musashi

Musashi 29" Tactical Wakizashi DH 1060 Steel Short Sword

$99.98

Musashi Brand 29" Tactical Sword DH 1060 Steel Wakizashi This is the 29" Musashi Brand Tactical Wakizashi DH 1060 Carbon Steel Short Sword. This is a western, modernized take of the Samurai short sword. Featuring a thermally stable polymer handle with...

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Musashi 1 Tier Sword Stand

$11.98

" You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect." -Miyamoto Musashi You are now looking at the Musashi Edition Table Top One Tier Stand. A sword is not simply a weapon but a work of art. Don't neglect...

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CAS Hanwei

Tonbo Katana by Paul Chen / CAS Hanwei

$1,550.00 $1,109.98

The blade of the Tonbo katana is hand-forged and folded from powder steel, with a medium-length (chu) kissaki. The saya is a deep black lacquer featuring gold dragonflies. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka. The tsuka-ito is made of...

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Citadel

Bamboo Citadel Katana by Citadel

$2,799.00 $2,184.98

Bamboo Citadel Katana - Limited Edition III This is the third in the series of Limited Edition katana from Citadel Knives and Swords. Each sword is signed by the smith on the nakago with the sword number, limited to 100 swords before the model is retired...

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CAS Hanwei

Bushido Katana by Paul Chen / CAS Hanwei

$1,300.00 $929.98

Bushido, or “Way of the Warrior”, defines the code of conduct an honorable Samurai must follow and the CAS Hanwei Bushido katana is designed to perpetuate this tradition. The blade of the Bushido katana is hand-forged and folded from K120C powder steel,...

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