Aka Bara Bushido Ju-Jitsu Red Rose Community Centre, 74 West End Road, Morecambe, Lancashire. LA4 4DY

Tel: 01524 42 66 43

Japanese Swords

Folded Steal Blades

Standard Blades from just £100 (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 folded steel. AISI 1060 High Carbon Steel which is folded 10 times creating 1024 layers for superior strength and flexibility.

The visible tenuous undulating grain on the blade is a result of folding repeatedly during forging.

The blade has long Hi (blood groove) on each side, This not only allows for a lighter blade and audible feedback when swung, but also can balance the blade to achieve optimal performance.

The 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 (pegs) .

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!