Japanese Katanas, Japanese Swords, Samurai Swords and Samurai Katanas

Few swords have a reputation like the katana. This legendary blade is purported to be one of, if not the finest sword design to ever be made. The claim is slightly dubious, but the fact is that few medieval swords are as intricate in design and construction as the katana. And at Dark Knight Armoury, we carry a number of katana that live up to their legend in both looks and functionality, both. The single most definitive feature of the katana is not the iconic curve, but the construction. Historically, katana were not made from singular pieces of steel, but instead, were made from pieces of steel that were folded, over and over again, until virtually all imperfections were removed. Beyond this, even the construction of the blade could be impressively intricate, featuring layers of hard, medium, and soft steel to create the perfect balance of flex and rigidity, as well as a fine cutting edge that gave the katana is legend. Many of the katana featured here at Dark Knight Armoury are made from more modern steels then the tamahagane of Ancient Japan, and are made using more modern techniques, but many still echo the versatile power and strength that a warrior would expect out of the katana. We offer a number of different swords for the modern samurai to choose from, ranging from more stylized pieces that incorporate elements of fantasy and fiction, to more traditional pieces that echo the values and style of an ancient world. Some are designed with use in mind, featuring blades that are made for cutting, while others, fully functional, feature an appealing look that makes them equally suited for display. To the samurai, the katana was very much a living part of their being - often romanticized as the soul of the samurai. So if you see yourself as a samurai in the modern day, consider this the chance to find yourself, and your soul, by browsing through Dark Knight Armourys selection of fine Japanese swords. And even if you are no samurai, you can still take the time to appreciate the form and effectiveness of our functional oriental katana.
APOC Survival Katana
SD35510
The APOC Survival Katana at a glance looks atypical except for the classic Japanese styled blade. But fans of Gus Trim will recognize his subtle style and perfection in a design that is historically unusual for this famed sword maker.
Price: $189.00
Arrowhead Katana
SD35330
There comes an exhilarating rush when an arrow is released from a fully drawn bow. As fast as the arrow flies so will the Arrowhead Katana pierce the hearts of your enemies, honor and glory finding residence in this spectacular sword!
Price: $399.00
Autumn Leaf Katana
SD35210
The symbolism of the gingko leaf for longevity is about as ancient as the tree itself. The Autumn Leaf Katana embraces this rich metaphor of endurance in its decorative motif, evoking the true beauty of the season.
Price: $449.00
Bamboo Citadel Katana
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Hand-crafted from exceptionally high quality materials, the Bamboo Citadel Katana is as beautiful as it is functional, and it features a spectacularly unique, limited edition design, of which only 100 models will ever be produced.
Price: $2,799.00
Bamboo Katana
SH1002
In 1876, the Samurai were banned from carrying their swords. This attempt to end a thousand year tradition was not received well by the proud warrior class and the stick katana was born.
Price: $740.00
Bamboo Mat Katana
SH2438
Our eye-catching Bamboo Mat Katana features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanwei high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines its impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon.
Price: $1,200.00
Bamboo Print Handmade Katana
NP-F-570-BAM
Functional for lighter use and a beautiful work of art, the Bamboo Print Handmade Katana offers the best of both worlds. This hand-forged katana features gorgeous ornamentation and is made of 1045 carbon steel with a long fuller.
Price: $99.90
Black and Gold Katana with Stand
ZS-926768
The Black and Gold Katana with Stand is a remarkable collectible weapon in the traditional style of a samurai sword. This carbon steel sword is forged by hand, has a full tang, and comes with both a display stand and a storage box.
Price: $80.00
On Sale For: $72.00
Black Blade Cloud Dragon Katana
ZS-926920
Samurai were known for their devastatingly quick swords. The Black Blade Cloud Dragon Katana is based on the traditional Japanese weapon, and its narrow, slightly curved carbon steel blade has a black finish furthering its sleek look.
Price: $76.00
On Sale For: $68.40
Black Blade Dragon Katana
ZS-926919
With its slick, black blade and fearsome dragon detailing, this handmade katana looks like a weapon to be reckoned with. The Black Blade Dragon Katana is made in a traditional samurai style, with a thin, curved blade and ornate tsuba.
Price: $76.00
On Sale For: $68.40
Black Blade Snake Dragon Katana
ZS-926918
A fearsome, serpent-like dragon curls around this handmade carbon steel samurai sword, forming its round, black metal tsuba, or guard. The Black Blade Snake Dragon Katana is a remarkable take on traditional Japanese sword styles.
Price: $76.00
On Sale For: $68.40
Black Circle Tsuba Katana
ZS-926923
The tsuba, or guard, was typically the most ornate part of a samurai sword. Crafted by hand and with a blade made of carbon steel, the Black Circle Tsuba Katana is a remarkable display weapon with a unique, circle-shaped tsuba.
Price: $54.00
On Sale For: $48.60
Black Dragon Guard Katana
ZS-926674-BK
Bring the ferocity of the dragon into your collections and decor with the Black Dragon Guard Katana. This highly detailed Japanese sword has a historical look made unique thanks to its dragon accents, all featuring a gold tone finish.
Price: $36.00
On Sale For: $32.40
Black Flower Katana
ZS-926921
Katana are known not only for their fast and deadly power, but their beauty as well, as the swords of samurai showed their nobility and wealth. The Black Flower Katana is inspired by Japanese sword styles and has a flower petal guard.
Price: $54.00
On Sale For: $48.60
Black Handled Dragon Katana
MC-SW-73BK
No weapons display is complete without a sleek and unique version of one of the most well known weapons in military history, the katana. The Black Handled Dragon Katana is the perfect addition to your collection of decorative swords.
Price: $60.00
Black Handled Gray Dragon Katana
MC-SW-73BS
Not only do katanas have a reputation as the preferred sword of the feudal samurai, but their iconic shape allows for awe inspiring design variations. The Black Handled Gray Dragon Katana is one such adaptation to enhance your display.
Price: $60.00
Black Japanese Sword Set
ZS-926671-BK
Show honor and strength when you display this Black Japanese Sword Set. This set includes a katana, a wakizashi, and a tanto, the three blades of ancient Japanese samurai. Each traditional weapon is perfectly matched to the other.
Price: $52.00
On Sale For: $46.80
Black Pearl Dragon Japanese Sword Set
ZS-926764
The Black Pearl Dragon Japanese Sword Set includes three perfectly matched Japanese samurai blades, a katana, a wakizashi, and a tanto, all with beautifully pearlescent, traditional dragon designs on their solid black scabbards.
Price: $64.00
On Sale For: $57.60
Black Raijin Sakura Katana
MC-RY-3039B
The Shinto god of thunder, lightning, and storms, Raijin has a demonic appearance and is generally shown beating drums. The Black Raijin Sakura Katana displays eye-catching Raijin artwork on the tsuba of the sword.
Price: $800.00
Black Swirl Tsuba Katana
ZS-926922
The swords of samurai are known for their quick, narrow blades and ornate, highly detailed guards, called tsuba. The Black Swirl Tsuba Katana has a unique twist to its round guard, made of black metal in a swirling cut-out design.
Price: $54.00
On Sale For: $48.60

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