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The Japanese Samurai Sword

A samurai sword pure crafted of all nature’s element

antique japanese samurai sword

Few years back, flood of extremely less expensive samurai swords have been on sale on the internet. While most of these samurai swords are touted as hand forged, full tang. 90 percent of them are mere marketing gimmicks.

Not too much of these swords on sale are capable of cutting things real good as the water filled bottle.  However few of them are still capable and were made extremely great to stand the test of time.


Nature’s Elemenst – Water, Wind, Fire and Earth

The samurai sword an object that looks pure crafted of nature’s element, water, wind, fire earth in addition to human hand construction and of course spiritual energy.

There has not been any known culture that has developed a sword that attains such a technological excellence as seen in Japan. The samurai sword is indeed japans’ highly-prized keepsake.

An endless discovery

A Japanese sword is known to offer such a life that depicts endless discovery. The list of details that adds together making it nothing less of a tiny miracle.

A group of dedicated craftsmen dedicating their whole life to ensure its perfection, made the finished sword which would be durable for hundreds and hundreds of years. With the passing of each day, craftsmen improved on their skills.

This concentration of details harnessed together translates to REAL APPRECIATION all life. This is such a credo the samurai ultimately live by.

The smooth sharp edge of a real Japanese sword poses a reminder to appreciate the fragility, magnificence and of course beauty of life

Product Specifications

The samurai sword has emerged the most preferred military antiques. This section shows the anatomy of a samurai sword. The samurai sword has emerged as the most preferred military antiques. This section shows the anatomy of a samurai sword.

Taking the Measurement, the length of a Samurai sword blade is carried out by taking the size between the tip and the Mune-machi (back blade notch).

The swords are naturally placed in all wooden-like scabbards and handled when being stored prior to mounting it.

The Blade

The blade of the Samurai sword is the most crucial of the sword. The quality of steel is naturally appreciated when list of blades are been inspected. There is texture and character packed into it.The blade is of lesser brightness and dull in colour.

Other aspects that should be taken into consideration when gazing at the blade of a Samurai sword include the thickness, length, size and shape of the tang, degree of the curvature, size of the point, and width of the blade.


Grab and Pull out the tape measure, holding it firm by the container and allowing the measure to point directly toward the floor.

Normally the end of the tape measure should be evenly stretched with the top of your right foot. Write down the measurement you get and add one-third this length to determine the full length of the blade.

A typical example, if you get a thirty inch (30-inch) measurement, the total length of the blade would give you 40 inches. On a general note, your sword’s working blade length equals your height minus 42 inches, with a variation of one inch.


It is worthy of mention that a good Samurai sword is somehow hard to come by these, and when you luckily find one, it turn out to be quite expensive.

Battle-ready Samurai swords could sell for a whooping $200-300 but may extend to $1000 for high branded swords. Customized Samurai swords are largely pegged at $15000 to $50000.

Those who have the money of course would be ready to pay such an amount but the headache is how would you know you are buying product of quality?

Full Tang Blade

This is part of the sword encapsulated right

Carbon steel for the blade- samurai swords are known for its distinct quality of blade. It possesses highly cutting edge, its body is flexible to hold shock when in contact with a hard object.

It is aesthetics in nature. It possesses the highest quality of rigidity, sharpness and lasts longer. Virtually most Samurai sword parts are works of art that are produced by down to earth craftsmen.

Samurai Blade decorated with wavy line patterns- in order to get the hardness of its sharp edge of the sword, it must be tempered – quick heat and quench is usually the method.


One fantastic factor of samurai sword is the fact that Return strikes can remain in the same edge alignment similar to the first strike.

In addition, Point is dual edged and will of course penetrate better.

Another things is that sword can be utilised in offensive or defensive ways when drawn from the scabbard

The blade is capable of inflicting damage on a push and draw cut in virtually any alignment, on an opponent without armour.


The blades and spine made of iron were usually crafted as single edge used for sturdiness.

Extra care needs to be observed when the blade is being assisted off hand.


It is worthy to conclude that the samurai sword is finely made of its own.. This make it much more of an art rather than learning it.

Samurai sword is indeed is a sophisticated weapon fiercely crafted that users should train and use carefully

Parts of the Japanese Samurai Sword

sword parts