FAQ

How to order?

There are 3 steps to order a Samurai sword from our website:

Step 1: Choose the Sword you like and add it to the cart

Step 2: Go To Cart and Click continue to Checkout, Fill in your shipping address details.

Step 3: Pay with PayPal or Credit Card (Even if you don't have a PayPal account you can still pay through their service with your debit/credit card)

For Custom Blades, please follow the instruction on the custom Katana page, you can choose all modifications by clicking on them.

 

Are the sanurai swords you are selling full tang?

All of the Samurai swords we offer on the website are full tang and held by 2 mekugi pegs (some Tanto models can have one bamboo peg)

 

Are all the swords made to order?

Although we do have some stock items, Since we offer the largest selection of blades available online, we treat all swords as made-to-order.

If the sword you ordered is in stock, it will be shipped faster, otherwise, we will remake it with similar specs and components and ship it to you once it is ready.

 

What does the Katana mean?

A katana is a Japanese sword characterized by a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands. 

 

The katana is generally defined as the standard-sized, moderately curved Japanese sword with a blade length greater than 23.86 inches. It is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

 

Western historians have said that the katana was among the finest cutting weapons in world military history. 

 

How to take care of katana?

Having a regular cleaning routine in place is key to maintaining your katana. 

 

You can purchase a traditional sword cleaning kit that will have everything you need. There are three steps: removing oil, polishing the blade, and oiling the blade. 

 

Using a sheet of rice paper from the kit or soft cotton cloth, remove any oil that is still on the blade from the previous maintenance. Take the powder ball and tap it lightly against the blade about every two inches or so along its length. Take a fresh piece of rice paper and rub the powder over the blade to polish it. Do this until both sides of the blade have been polished and the powder completely removed. Take the bottle of oil and apply a few drops along the length of the blade on each side. Use a fresh piece of rice paper to spread the oil evenly on the blade.

 

What is Wakizashi?

The Wakizashi is similar to the katana but shorter in length. The average Wakizashi is about 50 cm long and was usually worn together with the katana by the Samurai of feudal Japan. When worn together the pair of swords was called Daish, which translates to large and small. This sword acted like a side weapon and was worn by the Samurai at all times. 

 

What is Tanto?

The Tanto, although not technically qualifying in the category of swords, is the traditional Japanese dagger. It can have a single or double edge. It acts like a Wakizashi and is worn at all times. The main purpose of a Tanto is to be used as a stabbing instrument but having a pretty sharp edge, it can be used to slice and cut. The Tanto has become more ornate over the years and towards the end of the Samurai era, they were mostly used as decorative pieces, and still are mostly used in decorations to this date.  

 

What is a Full Tang Katana?

A full tang katana is the sword where the tang extends to almost the whole length of the handle, which makes the blade and the handle the same piece of metal. This gives to the sword certain rigidity and makes it a very solid piece to enjoy.

 

Full Tang Katanas are handmade swords. They can be made of various stainless-steel types according to the Carbon Concentration. The forging is the essential part of the production because it allows the Samurai Sword to be solid and relatively light. Commonly, the piece of metal is repeatedly heated by fire and hammered while the metal is being folded. The mounting of the different parts is a very delicate operation that has its origins deep in the Japanese civilization. Samurai are used to cherish their Katanas as their trusted partners, and they handle them with love and care. 

 

Why is the surface of the blade smeared with oil? Can I remove the lubricating oil?

The purpose of using oil to maintain the blade is to form an oil film on the surface of the blade to isolate the oxygen in the air and prevent the daily storage from oxidizing and rusting the blade.

 

Is owning a katana legal?

Legally Katana are lumped in the same category as knives and governed by state rather than federal laws and local laws, though as with knives, a collector must be over 21 years old OR have their parents implicit permission to buy or own a Katana.

 

 

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