Katana Swords

The traditional weapon of the samurai in feudal Japan, the katana features a slender, single-edged blade with a moderate curve and a long, two-handed grip. Changes in close combat fighting led to the rising popularity of this Japanese sword, which allowed a faster draw time due to being worn at the waist with the edge facing up. In a best case scenario, this design would allow a samurai to draw the sword and attack in a single motion. Functional katana are still used in modern martial arts. At Buying a Sword, you will find many traditional katana, shirasaya, and iaito crafted with authentic forging techniques, including decorative katana and functional katana. Various limited edition katana and high quality samurai swords are beautiful enough for display and sturdy enough for use. Whether you need a martial arts katana for training or a superb collectible katana, you will uncover many unbeatable Japanese blades here at Buying a Sword.
Oni Katana
SH6018KLG
The Oni are mythical creatures from Japanese folklore similar to western demons or trolls. In modern culture they are beginning to move away from this menacing connotation into the role of guardian or protector, similar to gargoyles.
Price: $1,800.00
Praying Mantis Katana
SH2359
The Praying Mantis is a symbol of cunning and power in Japanese culture. Built on our new L6 Bainite blade in the Shobu Zukuri style with Bo-Hi, and featuring superb koshirae, the Praying Mantis Katana is a very functional piece.
Price: $1,900.00
Reverse Blade Katana
ED2044
A genuine, fully functional reverse blade sword. We have created a Japanese style reverse blade katana featuring the traditional hand braided diamond pattern cord wrap upon a shimmering silver fabric with four dragon menuki inset.
Price: $208.05
Samurai Katana
ED2027
The Samurai Katana was individually made by hand with a natural wood grip and a sheath covered with braided leather. The high carbon steel blade is hand pounded and forged over hot coals, using many of the original techniques.
Price: $216.60
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
Airship Captain's Katana
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Sailing the skies and protecting airships from vile pirates is a dangerous job, but only if you do not have a good sword at your side! When you are captain of your own ship, no sword is as perfect as this Airship Captains Katana.
Price: $195.00
Ronin Katana
SH2360
The Story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated and influential tales of the Samurai from the Edo period. Lord Asano was a powerful Daimyo ordered by the Shogun to entertain guests of the Imperial Family.
Price: $1,500.00
Soul of Samurai Katana
ED2033
The Soul of Samurai Katana will awaken the Samurai in you with this beautifully handcrafted functional sword. Smooth polished grips of ebony accented by brass create the perfect handle for the hand forged high carbon steel blade.
Price: $246.05
Reverse Blade Katana
ED4452
The Reverse Blade Katana features a smoother darkened tsuba and end cap, as well as the same great leather and wire wrapped handle. The Reverse Blade Katana is suitable for stage and reenactment fighting and come to you at a great price.
Price: $188.10
Great Wave Katana
SH5004
The Great Wave Katana displays the renowned Tomoe motif used frequently for family crests and shrine decoration. The koshirae are crafted in blackened iron and feature the Tomoe mon.
Price: $960.00
Shirasaya Katana
ED2020
The Shirasaya Katana is a great functional oriental sword. The Shirasaya Katana has an overall length of 35.5 inches and a blade length of 27 inches. The Shirasaya Katana has a wooden handle and a wooden scabbard is included.
Price: $246.05
Skull Katana
ED2060
It is believed that the soul of a warrior lived within his sword, and to be a Samurai warrior was to uphold the highest spiritual and physical disciplines. This sword embodies a darker vision of the katana, fit for a sinister samurai.
Price: $312.55
Samurai Katana with Sheath
ED4420
This Samurai Katana with Sheath is for all you stunt and theater professionals. The Samurai katana was made specifically for re-enactments and stage fighting. The katana features a full tang and the blade is made of high carbon steel.
Price: $207.10
Tiger Elite Katana
SH6006KFG
The Tiger Elite Katana has been re-designed from kissaki to kashira. Utilizing a hand forged and folded Performance Series katana blade and fine fittings available, the Tiger is equally at home as a cutting blade or showpiece.
Price: $1,650.00
Musashi Elite Katana
SH6003KGG
Miyamoto Musashi, arguably the most famous swordmaster in Japanese history, fought more than 60 duels before retiring and writing his famous treatise on swordplay, the Book of Five Rings.
Price: $940.00
Dragonfly Katana
07-88DK
The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant lines and simple beauty, but also for the technique and skill that went into its construction.
Price: $899.99
On Sale For: $720.00
Orchid Katana
SH1207
Our Orchid set is as quick as it is beautiful with a relatively light blade of folded steel and striking koshirae. High quality ray skin is used on the tsuka, and the tsuka-ito and sageo on all three pieces are woven from premium cotton.
Price: $1,300.00
Full Tang Martial Arts Competition Sword
ED2040
The strong yet beautifully simple design of this sword is intended for those in the martial arts who compete and use their weapons daily. This sword has a thick hand forged blade that is designed to take the rigors of combat.
Price: $274.55
Wind and Thunder Katana
SH5001
The Katana of the Wind and Thunder set is designed specifically for the martial artist who needs a sword to meet the demands of heavy target cutting. The Katana features a heavier and thicker blade with traditional furniture and fittings.
Price: $990.00
Golden Oriole Katana
SH1018
The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Daisho (SH1018, SH1019) have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword. Add the Golden Oriole Katana to your collection as a beautiful example of this style.
Price: $990.00
Practical Katana
SH1070
The ever-popular Practical Katana, Wakizashi and Tanto give the opportunity to own and use a fine katana at the cost of an economy sword. The blades are forged and differentially hardened using the same process as the expensive blades.
Price: $350.00
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
Shinto Katana
SH1001
Each piece in the Shinto Daisho has a hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade with Bo-Hi. The blade is hardened using the claying method. The Shinto is mounted in black and the tsuka-ito is made of premium black Japanese cotton.
Price: $990.00
Practical Elite Katana
SH6000KPC
Designed for multiple cuts in normal targets, the Practical Elite Katana combines the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of our Practical fittings.
Price: $360.00
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
Night Warrior Samuai Sword
ED2038
This Samurai sword features sleek stainless wire accents, a hand braided leather grip, and a sheath. The blade of the Samurai sword is made of tempered high carbon steel, and the tsuba and end caps are made of solid brass.
Price: $283.10
Practical Pro Katana
SH2162
The Practical Pro Katana is built as an economical cutting sword for heavy targets, with an extended tsuka and a thicker and longer blade. The blades are constructed from hand-forged, high-carbon steel and are differentially hardened.
Price: $510.00
Practical Plus Katana
SH2073
The handsome Practical Plus Katana provides a very economical cutting sword as dependable as the Practical Katana (SH1070), but it uses more traditional fittings and construction methods.
Price: $490.00
Practical Pro Elite Katana
SH6009KPG
The Practical Pro Elite Katana has an extended tsuka and a longer 29 inch Performance Series blade with a finer polish. The blade is forged in high-carbon steel and differentially hardened using the traditional claying method.
Price: $720.00
Practical Plus Elite Katana
SH6001KPE
The Practical Plus Katana provides a very economical cutting sword as dependable as the Practical Katana, but using more traditional fittings and construction methods. The blade is forged and hardened, with a prominent hamon.
Price: $530.00
Imperial Katana
07-88K
Our factory has used only traditional materials for our Japanese swords fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made to give the Imperial Katana the finest look possible.
Price: $879.99
On Sale For: $704.00
Musashi XL
SH6003XGF
Development of the two-sword style, with the Daito and Wakizashi being used together, is credited to Musashi. Musashi Elite is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas and leather over ray skin tsuka-ito.
Price: $950.00