Collection of authentic Japanese Katanas : a tradition of excellence at your fingertips
History and symbolism of the Japanese Katana
The Japanese Katana embodies the spirit of the legendary samurai warriors. This sword is distinguished by a curved blade generally measuring between 23,6 inches and 31.5 inches. Attached to the Obi belt, the Katana was often carried in a duo with a Wakizashi (Japanese short sword), forming the daishō (大小), which means "big-small" in Japanese.
The Tanto, is a sword even smaller than the Wakizashi that was used for many things like opening letter or cooking.
By the 15ᵉ century, the Katana had supplanted the Tachi (Japanese long sword) as the weapon of choice for samurai. The Katana is considered a true work of art, with an intricate nomenclature where each component is carefully designed with a specific purpose. The samurai's main weapon was often accompanied by his samurai armor in battle.
Our collection of hand forged Katanas
Our exclusive collection of Japanese Katanas is carefully hand-forged by our master blacksmiths. We offer a wide range of quality swords, with prices starting at less than $200. Explore the different forging techniques, types of steel used, and bill of materials to fit any budget. Each Katana is unique, reflecting the skill and passion of our craftsmen.
Frequently asked questions about Japanese Katanas
What is the difference between a Katana and a Tachi?
The Katana and Tachi are two types of Japanese swords. The Katana has a curved blade and is generally shorter than the Tachi. Katanas were used by samurai as their primary weapons, while Tachis were longer swords used primarily on horseback.
How to maintain a Japanese Katana ?
The maintenance of a Japanese Katana is essential to preserve its beauty and functionality. It is important to regularly clean the blade with a soft cloth and apply protective oil to prevent rust. The guard and handle components should also be checked and adjusted regularly.
Is it legal to own a Japanese Katana?
Legislation concerning the possession of katanas varies from country to country. In some countries, it is legal to own a Japanese katana, while in others, there may be restrictions or registration requirements. It is essential to research local laws before purchasing a katana.
In USA, it is completely legal to purchase a Katana if you are 18 years of age or older.
How to recognize a genuine Japanese Katana?
A genuine Japanese katana is distinguished by its quality of manufacture, the materials used and the forging technique. Genuine Katanas are hand-forged by expert craftsmen using traditional forging and tempering methods.
Genuine Katanas usually have a distinctive hamon (temper line) on the blade, which is the result of the differential tempering process. In addition, authentic Katanas often have smith marks or signatures (mei) engraved on the tang (nakago) of the blade.
What types of steel are used to make a Japanese Katana?
Japanese Katanas are made from various types of steel, including tamahagane (traditional Japanese steel), bent steel, and modern steel such as carbon steel. Each type of steel has its advantages and disadvantages in terms of strength, durability and flexibility. Katanas forged from tamahagane are generally the most valuable and sought after because of their quality and authenticity.
Buy an authentic Japanese Katana to add to your collection
It's time to add an authentic Japanese Katana to your collection. Each piece is a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and reflects the history and culture of the samurai. Browse our online catalog to discover our exceptional selection of Katanas and take advantage of our special offers to add to your collection.
By choosing a Katana from our collection, you are acquiring a piece of Japanese history and craftsmanship. Our Katanas are carefully selected for their quality, beauty and authenticity. Whether you are an experienced collector or a martial arts enthusiast, our Katanas will satisfy you and accompany you throughout your journey.
Do not hesitate to contact us for personalized advice and additional information on our Japanese Katanas. Our team of experts will be happy to guide you in your choice and to answer all your questions. With our collection of authentic Japanese Katanas, you are assured of owning a unique and precious piece, witness of an ancestral tradition of excellence and refinement.
In short, our collection of hand-forged Japanese katanas offers you the opportunity to acquire unique and high quality pieces, testifying to the cultural and historical heritage of samurai warriors. Don't wait any longer to treat yourself to an authentic Japanese Katana and add a touch of elegance and mystery to your weapon collection.
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