Japanese Katanas, Japanese Swords, Samurai Swords and Samurai Katanas

Few swords have a reputation like the katana. This legendary blade is purported to be one of, if not the finest sword design to ever be made. The claim is slightly dubious, but the fact is that few medieval swords are as intricate in design and construction as the katana. And at Dark Knight Armoury, we carry a number of katana that live up to their legend in both looks and functionality, both. The single most definitive feature of the katana is not the iconic curve, but the construction. Historically, katana were not made from singular pieces of steel, but instead, were made from pieces of steel that were folded, over and over again, until virtually all imperfections were removed. Beyond this, even the construction of the blade could be impressively intricate, featuring layers of hard, medium, and soft steel to create the perfect balance of flex and rigidity, as well as a fine cutting edge that gave the katana is legend. Many of the katana featured here at Dark Knight Armoury are made from more modern steels then the tamahagane of Ancient Japan, and are made using more modern techniques, but many still echo the versatile power and strength that a warrior would expect out of the katana. We offer a number of different swords for the modern samurai to choose from, ranging from more stylized pieces that incorporate elements of fantasy and fiction, to more traditional pieces that echo the values and style of an ancient world. Some are designed with use in mind, featuring blades that are made for cutting, while others, fully functional, feature an appealing look that makes them equally suited for display. To the samurai, the katana was very much a living part of their being - often romanticized as the soul of the samurai. So if you see yourself as a samurai in the modern day, consider this the chance to find yourself, and your soul, by browsing through Dark Knight Armourys selection of fine Japanese swords. And even if you are no samurai, you can still take the time to appreciate the form and effectiveness of our functional oriental katana.
Arrowhead Katana
SD35330
There comes an exhilarating rush when an arrow is released from a fully drawn bow. As fast as the arrow flies so will the Arrowhead Katana pierce the hearts of your enemies, honor and glory finding residence in this spectacular sword!
Price: $439.00
Autumn Leaf Katana
SD35210
The symbolism of the gingko leaf for longevity is about as ancient as the tree itself. The Autumn Leaf Katana embraces this rich metaphor of endurance in its decorative motif, evoking the true beauty of the season.
Price: $399.00
Bamboo Citadel Katana
SC4003
Hand-crafted from exceptionally high quality materials, the Bamboo Citadel Katana is as beautiful as it is functional, and it features a spectacularly unique, limited edition design, of which only 100 models will ever be produced.
Price: $2,799.00
Bamboo Katana
SH1002
In 1876, the Samurai were banned from carrying their swords. This attempt to end a thousand year tradition was not received well by the proud warrior class and the stick katana was born.
Price: $740.00
Bamboo Mat Katana
SH2438
Our eye-catching Bamboo Mat Katana features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanwei high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines its impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon.
Price: $1,200.00
Black Handled Dragon Katana
MC-SW-73BK
No weapons display is complete without a sleek and unique version of one of the most well known weapons in military history, the katana. The Black Handled Dragon Katana is the perfect addition to your collection of decorative swords.
Price: $60.00
Black Handled Gray Dragon Katana
MC-SW-73BS
Not only do katanas have a reputation as the preferred sword of the feudal samurai, but their iconic shape allows for awe inspiring design variations. The Black Handled Gray Dragon Katana is one such adaptation to enhance your display.
Price: $60.00
Black Raijin Sakura Katana
MC-RY-3039B
The Shinto god of thunder, lightning, and storms, Raijin has a demonic appearance and is generally shown beating drums. The Black Raijin Sakura Katana displays eye-catching Raijin artwork on the tsuba of the sword.
Price: $826.00
Black Wood Katana
MC-TR-034L
When you want an oriental sword with a utilitarian design that you can use to practice your skills, then the Black Wood Katana makes a good option. This functional Japanese sword has a practical design without unnecessary frills.
Price: $72.00
Black Wood Shirasaya with Lacquer Scabbard
MC-TR-025BK
If you are looking for a traditional Japanese blade with good quality and an affordable price, be sure to check out the Black Wood Shirasaya with Lacquer Scabbard. This oriental sword features a classic, minimalist design.
Price: $96.00
Blue Blade Katana
MC-TR-031BL
Katana come in many distinctive and eye-catching designs inspired by Japanese artwork and culture. The Blue Blade Katana displays an additional noteworthy element in the brilliant blue coloration of its carbon steel blade.
Price: $64.00
Blue Handled Dragon Katana
MC-SW-73BL
Two iconic symbols of Japanese culture and history have come together in the exceptionally decorative Blue Handled Dragon Katana. This samurai sword is the perfect way to add a piece of Eastern inspiration into your display.
Price: $60.00
Bronze Dragon Katana with Dragon Scabbard
MC-RY-3200
Shown as serpentine water deities, Japanese dragons appear in many legends and pieces of artwork. The Bronze Dragon Katana with Dragon Scabbard draws upon the mythological creature for the inspiration of its elegant ornamentation.
Price: $549.00
Brown Raijin Sakura Katana
MC-RY-3039R
The Shinto god of thunder, lightning, and storms, Raijin has a demonic appearance and is generally shown beating drums. The Brown Raijin Sakura Katana displays eye-catching Raijin and Mount Fuji designs on each side of the tsuba.
Price: $743.00
Burgundy Wood Shirasaya
MC-RY-3042B
This gorgeous oriental sword makes a fantastic addition to the collection of anyone who loves traditional Japanese blade designs. The Burgundy Wood Shirasaya shows off a lovely red wood handle with real buffalo horn koiguchi.
Price: $360.00
Condor Tactana Sword
BK-CTK500208HC
Combining the cutting power of a traditional katana with the convenience of a shorter sword, the Condor Tactana Sword gives you the best of both worlds. This tactical katana looks and functions like a dream for sword enthusiasts.
Price: $210.00
Copper Flower Damascus Katana
MC-RY-3206
Few functional swords possess the intricate detail and beauty of the Copper Flower Damascus Katana. This gorgeous samurai sword showcases a floral motif throughout its design on the guard, menuki, kashira, and scabbard.
Price: $272.00
Copper Tone Damascus Katana
MC-TR-026
The unique coloration of this oriental sword ensures that it will stand out in any collection of katana. The Copper Tone Damascus Katana draws upon Japanese folklore for its ornamentation, making this a stunning functional blade.
Price: $112.00
Damascus Katana with Golden Dragon Scabbard
MC-TR-008
Serving as a functional sword and stunning piece of art, the Damascus Katana with Golden Dragon Scabbard embraces the best of both worlds. This hand-forged katana displays gorgeous ornamentation to complement its Damascus blade.
Price: $108.00
Dragonfly Katana
07-88DK
The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant lines and simple beauty, but also for the technique and skill that went into its construction.
Price: $899.99
On Sale For: $720.00
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