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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

  • Practical Plus XL Light Katana

    The Practical Plus XL Light Katana from Hanwei provides a cutting sword that is economical while featuring traditional fittings and construction methods. Designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets, these katanas feature genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton Tsuka-Ito. The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus Katana are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome iron Tsuba features a "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: 103cm
    Blade length: 72cm
    Grip length: 28cm
    Weight: 1160g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.61cm
    Blade width (base): 3.7cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 14cm
    Sori: 2cm 
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood

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

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    Excl. Tax: £300.83 Incl. Tax: £361.00

  • Practical Plus XL Katana

    The Practical Plus XL Katana provides a cutting sword that is economical while featuring traditional fittings and construction methods. Designed for maximum cutting power in heavy targets, these katana feature genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton Tsuka-Ito. The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus Katanas are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome iron Tsuba features a "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: 103cm
    Blade length: 72cm
    Grip length: 28cm
    Weight: 1219g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.66cm
    Blade width (base): 3.6cm
    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

  • Musashi Elite Katana

    The Musashi Elite Katana from Hanwei provides a cutting sword that is economical yet authentic. Designed for multiple cuts in normal targets, these Musashi Elites Katanas features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven leather Tsuka-Ito. The long tang is double-pegged for security. Named for one of the most renowned swordmasters in Japanese history and featuring the famous "double ring" iron tsuba, the Musashi Elite Katana is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas.

    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: 104cm
    Blade length: 74cm
    Grip length: 28cm
    Weight: 1220g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.64cm
    Blade width (base): 3.5cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 13cm
    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: £369.17 Incl. Tax: £443.00

  • Musashi XL Light Katana

    The Hanwei Musashi XL Light Katana provides a cutting sword that is economical yet authentic. Designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets, these Musashi XL Light katanas feature genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven leather Tsuka-Ito. The long tang is double-pegged for security. Named for one of the most renowned swordmasters in Japanese history and featuring the famous "double ring" iron tsuba, the Musashi XL Light katana is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas.

    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: 103cm
    Blade length: 72cm
    Grip length: 28cm
    Weight: 1160g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.66cm
    Blade width (base): 3.7cm
    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: £380.80 Incl. Tax: £456.96

  • Tiger Elite Katana

    The Tiger Elite Katana features a hand forged and folded Performance Series katana blade and some of the finest fittings available Designed for multiple cuts in normal targets, the Tiger Elite Katana is equally at home as a cutting blade or showpiece. The K120C powder steel blade makes for superior edge holding and cutting ability. The koshirae are crafted in blackened bronze and detailed in gold. The blackened iron tsuba features a ‘stalking tiger’ motif. The Tsuka features finest quality Same (Rayskin) while the tsuka-ito and sageo are woven in premium Japanese cotton.

    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: 104cm
    Blade length: 74cm
    Grip length: 28cm
    Weight: 1135g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.64cm
    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: £574.00 Incl. Tax: £688.80

  • Oni Bainite Katana

    Our Bainite blade is a structure of high-carbon steel that combines great strength with excellent flexibility and shock absorption characteristics. It has been known as an exemplary Katana blade component for a number of years but its use has been restricted to a few top-class master smiths, due to the difficulties involved in performing the exacting heat treatment procedures necessary for the production of a Bainite blade body in combination with the very hard Martensite Yakiba (edge section) required for Katana blades. 

    Hanwei has now mastered this difficult process, using billets of L-6 tool steel (a very tough high-carbon low-alloy steel) as a starting point for this katana. Blades are forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing.

    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: 112cm
    Blade length: 74cm
    Grip length: 36cm
    Weight: 1360g
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood

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

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    Excl. Tax: £615.00 Incl. Tax: £738.00

  • Kaeru (Frog) Katana

    The blade of the Kaeru katana is hand-forged and folded from powder steel, with a medium-length (chu) kissaki. The saya is deeply lacquered in black. High-quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka. The tsuka-ito is made of premium dark blue Japanese cotton. The tsuba is crafted in blackened iron, with detailing in gold and silver and a frog on lily pad scene decoration. The silk sageo compliments the theme of the Frog and is elegantly hand woven in dark blue and moss green. The fuchi and kashira are of black with brass detailing, and the kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata are of polished buffalo horn. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction.

    Please note: Our range of katana, wakizashi and tanto 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.

    Overall: 99cm
    Blade Length: 68cm
    Handle Length: 28cm
    Weight: 1077g
    Blade Steel: K120C
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood

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

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    Excl. Tax: £633.33 Incl. Tax: £760.00

  • Hunter Bainite Katana

    The Hunter Katana is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade in the Shinogi Zukuri style, and featuring superb koshirae, the Hunter is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and green striped lacquered saya compliment the blackened tsuba with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.

    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.

    Overall: 105cm
    Blade Length: 70cm
    Handle Length: 31cm
    Weight: 1247g
    Point of Balance: 12cm
    Blade Steel: L6
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Green Striped Lacquered Wood Saya

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

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    Excl. Tax: £657.50 Incl. Tax: £789.00

  • Practical XL Katana - 28.5"

    Our Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. Designed for maximum cutting power in heavy targets, these latest Practical XLs katanas combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of our Practical fittings. The blades in the cutting styles are forged from 1566 steel and differentially hardened in the traditional manner, producing an edge hardness of HRC60 and spine hardness of HRC40. The removable handle is tightly wrapped in the traditional style with imitation leather to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of tameshigiri practice.

    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: 103cm
    Blade length: 72cm
    Grip length: 28cm
    Weight: 1220g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.66cm
    Blade width (base): 3.6cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 13cm
    Sori: 2cm
    Edge: Sharp
    Scabbard: Black Lacquer Wood Saya

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

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    Excl. Tax: £193.20 Incl. Tax: £231.84

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