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Japanese Swords

Clay Tempered Blades

Standard Blades from just £150 (including Shipping)

Materials and Forging:

Blade: The blade of the sword has been hand forged using the ancient method of sword making. Full hand forged, hand polished and hand sharpened.

The blade is made of 1095 high carbon steel, and it is laminated in a Maru style with a clay temper line. A special clay is applied to the blade by hand, using a thin covering near the edge and a thicker layer over the rest of the blade, this results in a relatively quicker cooling of the edge during quenching, producing a hard edge and softer back. The beautiful real hamon on the blade is also result of the differential cooling of the blade (quenching and tempering).

The blade is hand polished with multiple grade sharpen stone by Japanese method, which made the surface of the blade like a mirror, the blade is also very sharp.

The tip of the blade is a Chu Kissaki (medium length), it is well defined with the hamon going all the way through the Boshi.

This blade comes with a full length Tang which greatly enhances the strength of the sword. These swords are strong enough to cut through a thick bamboo tree with a single strike yet sharp enough to slice paper.


Tsuba: The Tsuba (guard) of the sword is made of alloy.

(You have a choice of 100 designs to choose from for FREE)

The Habaki (blade collar) is a one piece brass construction.

Two Seppas (spacer) secure the Tsuba.

Tsuka:  The Tsuka (handle) core is wood and it is tightly wrapped over genuine Ray skin Samegawa with synthetic silk Ito.

(The colour of Samegawa and Ito can be changed)

The Fuchi (sleeve) and Kashira (buttcap) are made of alloy.

The Tang of the sword is secured by two Mekugi (peg) .

Two copper Menuki (ornament) are on each side of the Tsuka.

Saya: The saya (sheath) of the sword is hardwood.

Sageo has been tied around the bright copper Kurigaga (knob) of the scabbard. The Koiguchi has been hardened.

(You have a choice of Saya and Sageo).

NOTE: A silk sword bag comes with the sword. but the wooden stand in the pictures is NOT included.


This Katana can be taken apart fully anytime for maintenance purposes, you can disassemble the sword from the handle by taking out the two pegs.

Due to the swords being fully hand made, so Specs will vary slightly from sword to sword. please understand.

Please see the Customisation Page for full details of how you can Customise or upgrade your sword furniture!