Associated with feudal Japan, katana are sometimes called samurai swords due to their use by the traditional Japanese warriors. Our functional katana and functional shirasaya here at Buying a Sword offer authentic options for martial artists, re-enactors, and collectors, many crafted with traditional methods and incredible attention to detail. Many of our battle ready katana are crafted from high carbon steel with tempered blades and full tangs to ensure that they can be used for cutting exercises and training. In addition to their functionality, a large number of our quality katana display striking ornamentation with lacquered saya, intricate tsuba, lovely menuki, and other excellent details. Crafted from top manufacturers like Hanwei, Cold Steel, and Ritter Steel, these functional samurai swords offer unbeatable quality for oriental sword enthusiasts.