Japanese Samurai Swords

Spice up your sword collection today with these Japanese Samurai Swords.

If you like collecting swords, at some point you will have to consider adding an authentic samurai sword to your collection. They will add certain credibility and mystique to your sword collection.

While sword collecting can be a time-consuming and quite expensive hobby, the potential payback can be huge, both emotionally and financially.

Samurai swords first came to prominence in the Middle Ages among people from the East. A samurai sword (if you haven’t seen one yet) usually has a very sharp edge. They were often used in battles between warriors and during wars. These unique swords were made by artisans who used forging and heat treatment methods to create these unique swords that withstand intense pressure in battle without breaking, while being sharp enough to deal maximum damage to an enemy.

Types of Samurai Swords

There are usually three main types of these Japanese swords:


These are probably the most popular samurai swords out there. They usually measured over 24 inches and were the most common companions of samurai warriors. One of the distinguishing features of the katana sword is its appearance, which is curved, slender, single-sided, and has a long grip so you can hold it with both hands. It is known for its sharpness, so you have to be very careful if you have one in your possession.


Wakizashi Swords are smaller than the katana and usually measure between 12 and 24 inches. Samurai warriors are said to have worn the Wakizashi in addition to their katana.The katana and Wakizashi were two swords used by samurai warriors that had a huge impact in battle.


These swords tend to be slightly more curved and generally longer than the katana. It’s easy to confuse a katana with a tachi and vice versa. The way a samurai sword was carried was used to determine whether it was a tachi or a katana. It was traditionally used while samurai rode on horseback, as it was long enough to hurt soldiers on foot.

While it’s good to go to a physical store and see a sword before buying it, this may be impossible if you live in a town or city that doesn’t have a sword store. Be sure to do your due diligence before buying.

Adding a samurai sword to your collection will make a great addition to your collection and a fantastic gift for someone you love or respect.

Please note that I probably shouldn’t share this with you, but I want to help you because I know there are only a select group of people who have mastered the art of sword collecting and know where to get mediaeval swords.