What is the rarest Samurai sword?
The Fudo Masamune is one of the few surviving blades that is known for sure to have been made and signed by the legendary swordsmith and from the early 1600s, it was in the possession of the Owari branch of the Tokugawa clan.
How much are old samurai swords worth?
An authentic Samurai sword, hand made in Japan (called a Shinken 真剣), can easily cost US$12,000 to $25,000 and up.
What is the most expensive Samurai sword?
In 1992, Dr. Walter Ames Compton sold 1100 swords from his collection for a total of $8 million in just one day. The most precious one was a Kamakura from the 13th century which he sold to an anonymous collector for the impressive sum of $418,000, making it the most expensive katana ever sold.
Where can I buy a samurai sword online?
We are one of the worlds largest and most comprehensive online retailers of Samurai swords and other martial arts weapons and accessories. We offer a complete selection of katana that are suitable for collectors, martial arts practitioners and also those looking for a beautifully crafted unique gift.
What kind of steel is a samurai sword made of?
This Japanese Samurai Sword Tanto is made of 1095 high carbon steel, and it has been laminated in a Maru style. The blade has been repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The clay temper process combines the characters of toughness and flexibility and results in a genuine hamon (temper line).
Where can I buy Swords of the east?
This incredible variety ensures that we have the largest selection of swords for sale online and our range is continuously updated with new products from around the world. Swords of The East’s product selection ensures that there is plenty of variety to choose from including colors, blades, styles, forging techniques, types of steel and finishes.
What are the different types of Japanese swords?
There are many types of Japanese swords that differ by size, shape, field of application and method of manufacture. Some of the more commonly known types of Japanese swords are the Katana, Wakizashi, Tanto, Naginata and Tachi. HanBon Forge is a group of highly qualified master sword smiths in Long Quan.