A complete set of Samurai weapons are called the daisho. These were swords that were worn together with the blades facing up. However, many of the warriors did not have the funds to buy the wakizashi and tanto blades at the same time. Instead they would purchase them piecemeal. Finding a true daisho is very uncommon today because of this practice.
SwordsOfTheEast.com is your source for Japanese swords for sale. Many of the modern day sword makers create their Japanese Samurai swords in the same way that ancient swordsmiths did. Though not cheap, these beautifully crafted weapons are still used in the study of martial arts, in some Far East police work and have become the focal points of many artistic weapon displays.
Japanese Samurai swords are forged in fire
Thought of as the weaponry of ancient Japan, katana are actually forged using Chinese methods of sword making. The metal is repeatedly heated, then folded and hammered into shape. Thaitsuki Nihonto is an example of a modern forge that uses traditional forging techniques in making their Japanese samurai swords. The folding technique was found to homogenize the blades' carbon content. It was, and still is, very labor intensive, however, this is still the preferred method. Once the steel was forged, the back would be coated with clay to cool more slowly. This creates a curve that makes the sword very resilient and gives a very good cutting edge. If you are looking for Japanese swords for sale that still use these forging methods we can help. Simply browse by forge to find blades that are made in traditional fashion.