The katana is one of the iconic bladed weapons of Japan, typically wielded by warriors known as samurai. Traditional Japanese katana possess a single-edged, curved blade that took days or even weeks to construct. The forging process was considered a sacred art. Functional katana remain well-known for their strength and sharpness. These ornate Japanese swords often display elegant tsuba, or sword guards, and menuki ornaments bound within the wrapped cord of their handles. Most of our Japanese shirasaya and collectible katana come with a scabbard to prevent damage or dullness of the blade. We carry an amazing range of beautiful samurai katana crafted by some of the top manufacturers from around the world. These oriental swords are great for displaying in your home or martial arts training. Many of them also pair well with matching wakizashi that serve as companion blades.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.