Swords Of The East is the leader in custom samurai swords. For all of your custom swords needs, look no further than us. This page allows you to easily design and order a unique samurai sword. Each aspect of the samurai sword can be customized in our easy to use format below. Simply make your selections and pick out each aspect of the sword!
The main pricing factor for your custom samurai sword is the type of steel you select.
Please allow up to eight weeks for delivery of your sword, most swords take much less than this! But please do remember that each katana is a work of art. You are getting a completely handmade, very sharp, battle ready, incredible sword. Once you place your order you will be emailed a confirmation with all of the details you have selected of your custom sword. We will get the ball rolling and ship it to the address you provide as soon as it is ready! Tracking will be provided like a normal order. We know you are excited to get your one of a kind sword! There are tens of thousands of combinations to choose from, so you are getting a one of a kind katana!
Nakago: Tang of blade
Mune-Machi: Notch in the back of a blade to stop the habaki.
Ha-Machi: Edge notch where blade joins tang
Mekugi-Aan: Tang Hole
Yasuri-Mei: File marks on tang
Nagasa: Blade (from tip of kissaki to munemachi)
Kissaki: The point of a blade
Boshi: Shape of temper line at the kissaki (point)
Yokote: Line between ji and kissaki
Ji/Hiraji: sword surface between the shinogi and the hamon
Hamon: Temper pattern along blade edge
Shinogi: Ridges on each side of a blade
Shinogi-Ji: Sword flat between the mune and shinogi
Mune: Back ridge of sword blade
Mono-Uchi: Portion of blade 4 or 5 inches below the point. Striking point
Ha: Cutting edge of a sword
Koshirae: Sword mountings including Saya, tsuka and Toso/Tosogu.
Toso/Tosogu: Sword-furniture, I.E.: Fittings, Fuchi-Kashira; Habaki, Seppa, Menuki and Tsuba
Tsuba: Sword guard
Fuchi-Kashira: set of hilt collar (fuchi) and butt cap (kashira).
Menuki: Ornaments under handle wrapping to improve grip
Habaki: Collar around blade above the tang to fit the blade securely into scabbard
Seppa: Washers to fill out space provided for tsuba on blade
Tsuka: Sword handle.
Ito/Tsuka ito: Braid for wrapping handle
Tsuka-maki: art of wrapping the handle of a sword.
Mekugi: Bamboo peg or metal rivet holding the handle on a sword
Same/Same-kawa: Patch of skin from belly of giant ray, used on sword handles and sometimes on scabbards
Saya: Scabbard of sword.
Sageo: Cord or braid attached to kurikata on side of scabbard
Koiguchi: The mouth of the scabbard or its fitting
Kurikata: Scabbard (saya) fitting for attaching the sageo
Kojiri: Bottom end fitting on scabbard
Shito-Dome: Small collars in the kurikata and/or kashira