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Japanese Swords

Samurais were known for their sophisticated skills as Japanese warriors, using the best-designed swords to enhance their ruthless yet elegant style of fighting! Our vast Japanese Sword collection features traditional, hand-forged carbon steel blades and intricately decorated hilts made for maximum grip. We offer functional, battle ready Katana's with cutting blade for sale made to the highest quality, perfect for both amateur and professional martial artists. The Wakizashi is most often worn in conjunction with a Katana, which would demonstrate that the wearer was of the Samurai class. All of our Wakizashi swords for sale are made with traditional Japanese forging techniques. At The Knight Shop, we stock for all abilities and needs including the Iaito, an imitation Katana used for practicing the Japanese martial art of Iaido. As such, Iaito’s are intended as practice weapons in the learning process allowing students to practice with a blunt blade.

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  • Practical Plus Elite Katana - 28"

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    The Practical Plus Elite Katana provides a very economical cutting sword as dependable as the Practical Elite Katana (SH6000KPC), but using more traditional fittings and construction methods. The blade is forged and differentially tempered (HRC60 edge, HRC40 back) and the hamon is prominent. The Practical Plus Elite features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton wrap (Tsuka-Ito). The long tang is double-pegged for security.

    The fittings of the Practical Plus Elite are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron “sunburst” design with a brass habaki.

    Please note: Our range of katana, wakizashi and tantō are all made by hand and will feature the minor imperfections relating to this method of manufacture. This process ensures each piece is as unique as their historical counterparts.

    Total length: 102cm
    Blade length: 71cm
    Grip length: 28cm
    Weight: 1105g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.66cm
    Blade width (base): 3.5cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 14cm
    Sori: 2cm 
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Saya

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £287.00 Incl. Tax: £344.40

  • War Horse Katana

    The earth trembles and the air thunders as thousands of hoofs strike the ground over the horizon. The tranquility of the emerald sea nor of the clear blue sky shield you from the destruction galloping toward you as battle nears. Much like the War Horse Katana, the beautiful colors of the emerald tsuka over white same (ray skin) belie the deadly sharp steel blade nestled in the deep blue saya. The forged 65Mn steel blade features true clay-tempering that produces a distinctive hamon (temper line). The traditional polish brings out the real hamon and a mirror shinogi-ji (flat section). The HRC 60 edge and HRC 40 back are ideal for cutting if you wish to try this pony in the field. The blackened tsuba features two rider-less horses chasing each other in the endless human condition of warfare. The silver menuki represent the Tokugawa and Oda clans whereas the fuchi and kashira feature the Takeda and Mori clan symbols. Truly a tragically beautiful katana built for war.

    Overall: 103cm
    Blade Length: 70cm
    Handle Length: 30cm
    Weight: 1134g
    Blade Steel: 65Mn
    Blade Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £282.00 Incl. Tax: £338.40

  • Yanone Katana

    Yanone Forged Samurai Sword from the Dragon King forge. As powerful and sharp as the arrowhead, the Yanone Katana penetrates deep into your acquired target without going deep into your pocket to acquire. Featuring the best of both worlds in traditional handle construction but using synthetic materials around a wood core. The thick 26 3/4” blade has a real hamon though not fully polished for the rigors of cutting. The Japanese arrowhead motif is featured through the piece from tsuba to kashira. With a black on black nylon tsuka and sageo, black lacquered saya and furniture are contrasted by the white synthetic same (ray skin) and the copper toned fletching menuki on both sides of the tsuka. Even though the materials and color theme extols simplicity, the pierced tsuba with 3 unique arrowhead styles and the basket weave on the fuchi and kashira are anything but subdued.

    Overall: 100cm
    Blade Length: 70cm
    Handle Length: 28cm
    Weight: 1130g
    Blade Steel: 65Mn
    Blade Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £225.00 Incl. Tax: £270.00

  • Fletching Katana

    Until the introduction of firearms, the lethal power of archery revered in Japanese culture holds even to this day. Tales of great feats of samurai archers are celebrated in the 21st century. A fitting motif for a katana that requires similar disciplines for perfection of the art: patience, persistence, control and strength. The 28” forged carbon steel blade has a real hamon and curves beautifully from kissaki to kashira. The contrasting colors blend gorgeously from black sageo and buffalo horn kurikata and kojiri to the golden tsuka wrapped over white same (ray skin). The textured dark brown saya helps blend the piece together with the copper toned furniture and silver arrowhead menuki, seppa and habaki. The round tsuba’s detailed arrow fletching spokes and embossing on the fuchi and kashira reveal the superior craftsmanship of the Dragon King artisans. An amazing piece of color and form that meets the demand of function, this katana will fit uniquely in to your collection.

    Overall: 110cm
    Blade Length: 74cm
    Handle Length: 31cm
    Weight: 1134g
    Blade Steel: 65Mn
    Blade Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £282.00 Incl. Tax: £338.40

  • Lotus Seed Wakizashi

    The Lotus Seed Wakizashi is inspired by the lotus plant, whose cyclical life cycle, from humble seed to stately flower, represents the circular journey of enlightenment. Rooted in mud, the lotus presents a beautiful pure blossom. Like the lotus blossom, the Lotus Seed Wakizashi transitions through various shades of violet from the wrapped cotton ito to the gold and purple cord wrapping on the smooth deep, dark lacquered sheath. Copper seeds accent the blackened furniture throughout the handle. The immaculately detailed budding seed pod following the shedding of its petals centers the entire piece. Silver dragonfly accents splash highlights across the hilt. The 19.38 inch forged T10 blade is differentially hardened (HRC 60 edge, HRC 40 spine) and features a midare or irregular hamon line, much like the path of life with its ups and downs. The Lotus Seed Wakizashi makes a bold statement both physically and metaphorically without being audacious in design. The matching Lotus Seed Katana (SD35270) is sold separately to complete your daisho.

    T10 is the Chinese equivalent of 1095, but it has silicon added as an alloying element to improve the steels strength and wear resistance properties. T10 blades are able to be tempered to a high hardness and hold an edge well. Similar to 1095, rust resistance is low, and T10 blades must be carefully maintained.

    Overall: 70cm
    Blade Length: 50cm
    Handle Length: 16.5cm
    Weight: 652g
    Point of Balance: 11cm
    Sori: 1.2cm
    Blade Steel: T10
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £420.00 Incl. Tax: £504.00

  • Pine Crane Katana

    The artisans of Dragon King offer us another exquisite piece of revered symbolism from Japanese culture with the Pine Crane Daisho Set. The red-crown crane holds profound respect and power in the Japanese mythos believed to live for a thousand years. As a symbol of authority, a Japanese idiom says, “one word from the crane” referring to the final word that isn’t challenged. Marrying the symbolism of the pine tree, another icon of power, longevity and wisdom, Shinto beliefs state that the gods of heaven reside in the ancient pines. Often used in wedding attire, the red-crown crane mates for life which make sense to pair this theme with a matching wakizashi (SD35300).

    The Pine Crane motif carries throughout both pieces in stirring flows of earth tones. The embossing on the bronzed steel tsuba, fuchi and kashira is so finely detailed echoing life in art. The black cotton ito (handle wrap) is beautifully contrasted by the white same, silver crane menuki, seppa, habaki and the bronzed fittings. The 27 7/8” forged T10 blade boasts a gorgeously prominent hamon with a mirror finished ji and mune. The 1 ½” kissaki pierces quick and deep as the bill of crane. Like the crane, this katana is long yet very light considering the blade length and the 12” tsuka (handle). The textured brown saya contains all this majesty and power highlighted by the first 8 ¼” black and matte striped paint with a charcoal and copper accented sageo and buffalo horn korikata and kojiri.

    Overall: 110cm
    Blade Length: 74cm
    Handle Length: 31cm
    Weight: 1134g
    Blade Steel: T10
    Blade Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £621.00 Incl. Tax: £745.20

  • Shi Katana

    Shi Samurai Sword from Frenchie Jian and the Dragon King Forge Blackest of the black and deadlier than death, the Shi Katana epitomizes the true function of the katana when carried to its ultimate end. When traditionally worn, the flash of the black skull shaped tsuba (guard) and kanji embossed fuchi-kashira (pommel) warns any would-be assassin that to challenge this warrior is to court your demise. The 11 ½” tsuka (handle) features a black-on-black tsuka-ito (handle wrap) and same (ray skin) handle contrasted by the triple silver skull menuki. A silver habaki (blade collar) and seppa (spacers) accent the 28” forged steel blade which rests in a hand carved, textured matte black saya. The saya is adorned with a buffalo horn kurikata (knob) and black and gold sageo (cord). Powerful, foreboding and deadly sharp, the Shi Katana possesses a thirsty blade and its owner must be one who can harness the power wisely.

    Overall: 110cm
    Blade Length: 74cm
    Handle Length: 31cm
    Weight: 1134g
    Blade Steel: T10
    Blade Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £490.50 Incl. Tax: £588.60

  • Lotus Seed Katana

    A beautiful symbol of the circular journey of enlightenment, the lotus seed starts its life in the muck before growing in to a stalk to emerge from the muddy water to blossom. As the bloom fades the maturing seeds fall back in to the mud to continue the cycle of rebirth, which is so beautifully depicted in our Lotus Seed Daisho set from Dragon King. Like the lotus blossom the Lotus Seed Katana transitions from various shade of violet from the wrapped cotton ito (handle wrap), the gold and purple sageo on the smooth deep, dark lacquered saya.

    Copper seeds accent the blackened furniture throughout the handle. The immaculately detailed budding seed pod following the shedding of its pedals centers the entire piece. Silver dragonfly menuki, seppa and habiki splash highlights across the subtly waisted 12 3/8” tsuka. The 27 ½” forge T10 blade features a midare or irregular hamon (temper) line much like the path of life with its ups and downs. This light, long and fast 41 ¼” katana cuts quick and makes a bold statement both physically and metaphorically without being audacious in design.

    Overall: 110cm
    Blade Length: 74cm
    Handle Length: 31cm
    Weight: 1134g
    Blade Steel: T10
    Blade Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £561.00 Incl. Tax: £673.20

  • Saviour Katana

    The Saviour Katana by Dragon King embodies the power of the Kami (guardian spirit) throughout the entire motif. From the fuchi-kashira, menuki, fuchia and to the tsuba, our artisans convey this ancient theme beautifully without being gaudy or pretentious. The silver sword menuki compliments the white same (ray skin) and black cotton tsuka-ito (handle wrap) and the notched silver seppa (spacers).

    The forged T10 steel blade features true clay-tempering that produces a distinctive hamon (temper line). The traditional polish brings out the real hamon and a mirror shinogi-ji (flat section). The HRC 60 edge and HRC 40 back are ideal for cutting if you wish to put it to the test. The blade rests in a deep blue saya (scabbard) with a buffalo horn kurikata (knob) contrasted by the white, yellow and blue sageo (cord). When you grip the Saviour Katana in your hands, you become one with the musubi as the katana becomes an extension of your soul.

    Overall: 110cm
    Blade Length: 74cm
    Handle Length: 31cm
    Weight: 1134g
    Blade Steel: 5160
    Blade Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £504.00 Incl. Tax: £604.80

  • Tenka Fubu Kabuto Katana

    Dragon King pays homage to the renowned military leader, Oda Nobunaga of the Sengoku period in the Tenka Fubu Katana which was his motto “the nation under one sword.” Powerful, ruthless and audacious the Tenka Fubu Katana possesses all the elements that Oda Nobunaga was known for during his rule in medieval Japan. Most prominent on the tsuba (guard) features the kabuto of Oda Nobunaga and on the fuchi-kashira (pommel) the kabuto of his most bitter rival, Takeda Shingen. The fuchi (collar) bears a war fan and battle flag to commemorate his victory in 1560 at Dengakuhazama where he raised his battle flags over the rise of a hill to fool Imagawa's forces to think he was encamped there, while he and a handful of men snuck around for a sneak attack which afterward changed the course of Japan’s history. Oda Nobunaga’s passion for warfare to bring about a unified Japan was only matched by his love for poetry and tea ceremony which are memorialized by the silver menuki (handle ornaments).

    The red lacquered saya holds the true symbol of Oda Nobunaga’s power, a 28 ½” forged steel blade, and symbolizes the blood that was shed to achieve his ambitions. The saya is adorned with a buffalo horn kurikata (knob) and kojiri (cap) and brown and gold sageo (cord) which unifies the piece to the brown tsuka-ito (handle wrap) over white same (ray skin). A must have for collectors but very much a functional piece, one especially built well enough that Oda Nobunaga himslef would be proud to carry.

    Overall: 110cm
    Blade Length: 74cm
    Handle Length: 31cm
    Weight: 1134g
    Blade Steel: 5160
    Blade Edge: Sharp

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £490.50 Incl. Tax: £588.60

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