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.

CAS Hanwei

Zatoichi Stick Sword Black

$215.00 $184.98

This sword is one of four exciting versions of the stick sword of Zatoichi, the legendary blind Samurai. The ever-popular black CAS Hanwei SH1014, with its fully tempered carbon steel blade is joined by the SH2298, featuring the same blade but with the...

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CAS Hanwei

Raptor Katana, Unokubi Zukuri by Paul Chen / CAS Hanwei

$460.00 $339.98

The Raptor Katana Unokubi-Zukuri (Cormorant's Neck) blade design (also called Nagamaki Naoshi) is patterned after the shape of the Nagamaki, the powerful long-handled sword popular between the 12th and 14th centuries. Notable for the strongly relieved...

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CAS Hanwei

Practical Wakizashi by Paul Chen / CAS Hanwei

$280.00 $199.98

The ever-popular Practical Katana (SH1070), Wakizashi (SH2061) and Tanto (SH2254) from Paul Chen give the martial artist the opportunity to own and use a CAS Hanwei sword at the cost of an economy sword. The blades are forged and differentially hardened,...

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