We are proud that Ameurasiart was the company chosen to provide the swords used by Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe in the new Warner Bros. Movie,

 "The Last Samurai"* !!

* Purchase Order on File.

 

 
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We are proud to represent the Hanwei and Cold Steel selection of forged steel and hand-folded forged Japanese Katana, Wakizashi and Tanto!

Check out the New "Tsunami" cutting sword by Paul Chen !!

Check out our new Sale Swords table to compare prices !!

Hanwei Blades in the Forged steel series are made of high-carbon (.95%) steel.  Hanwei Blades in the Folded steel series are hand forged and folded from ASSAB K-120C Swedish steel.  The traditional clay-tempering process is used for both series to produce an edge hardness of HRC 60 and a back hardness of HRC 40.  After forging, and heat treating, each blade is hand polished, revealing the temper line, (hamon) and the folding pattern, (folded series).  The Katana in both series have long tangs and are fitted with two mekugi, (bamboo pins) for security.*  The measurements of the Hanwei swords are given in the traditional manner...the blade length is from tip to notch in habaki, and the overall length is without the scabbard.  There will be slight variations however they will be minimal.

Cold Steel blades are nothing short of Legendary!  The swords that we feature are made of AUS 1050 Spring Steel.  Cold Steel swords are made a small factory in China capable of making real battle worthy swords that meet our standards and expectations for strength, cutting power, and most importantly, workmanship.  The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel) are expertly made and finely crafted from black iron. The Habaki (blade collar) is hand-made out of polished brass and each hilt is covered in Same (ray skin) and tightly wrapped in the traditional "cross-over" style with black cord.

Each sword includes a wooden-boxed cleaning and maintenance kit and storage bag**.   We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

All swords sold on this site are new, first quality swords and not used or returned.

Please click here for Sword Care Instructions.

Additional Maintenance Kits may be purchased for $ 25.

  Custom PVC storage tube may be added for  $ 55.

This page may take a few moments to display photographs of all of our swords...Please be patient!!

We will gladly ship internationally!

*  Descriptions and photos courtesy of CAS Iberia and Cold Steel Company.  Ameurasiart and its owners claim no responsibility for the accuracy of any information provided by manufacturers or importers.

**   With the exception of the Practical Katana and Cold Steel

 

 

Tsunami...Forged Steel...New !!
The Premier Cutting Sword by Paul Chen.  Designed with Extreme Tameshigiri in mind !!
Hand forged High Carbon Steel Blade
Tomoe tsuba, fuchi & kashira, bronze habaki
Premium black cotton ito & sageo w/ white same
Blade Length:  28"
Tsuks length:  11.75"
Overall Length:  40"
Price:   $ 645
 
Shinto....Forged Steel
 
This Katana and Wakizashi are the cornerstone of the Ameurasiart collection.
Saya: black lacquer with matching Japanese cotton sageo.
Tsuba: Iron with black and gold detailing.
Menuki, Fuchi, Kashira : blackened iron and bronze with relief carving accentuated with gold.
Koiguchi, Kurakata and Habaki:  polished horn with a brass habaki.
Tsuka: high quality same with Japanese cotton ito.
 
Item Tsuka Blade Overall Price
1001-GT 10.5" 28" 39" $ 510
1015-GT 6.5" 21" 28" $ 380
 
Musashi...Forged Steel
Saya: black lacquer with a delicate 3-leaf copper inlay and black Japanese cotton sageo.
Tsuba: blackened Iron with double gourd motif.
Menuki, Fuchi, Kashira : blackened iron.
Koiguchi and Kurakata:  polished horn.
Habaki:  brass.
Tsuka: high quality same with Black Leather ito.
Item Tsuka Blade Overall Price
1016-GT 15" 30.25" 45" $ 510
1017-GT 6.5" 19.5" 26.5" $ 380
 

 
Golden Oriole...Forged Steel
Saya: blue lacquer with matching blue Japanese cotton sageo.
Tsuba: depicting the mantis being stalked by the oriole.
Menuki, Fuchi, Kashira : blackened iron and brass.
Koiguchi and Kurakata:  polished horn.
Habaki:  brass.
Tsuka: high quality same with blue Japanese cotton ito.
Item Tsuka Blade Overall Price
1018-GT 14" 28.25" 42.75" $ 510
1019-GT 6.5" 20.75" 28" $ 380

 

Practical Katana...Forged Steel

This is the most economical of the Hanwei selection!  The blade is forged and tempered using the same process as the more expensive 1000 series blades, however, the fit and finish are not to the same standards.  Because of this and the use of much simpler fittings, this sword can be offered at a very economical price!.  While we make no claims as to the authenticity of the fittings, they are designed to withstand the rigors of safe practice.  A maintenance kit is available for an additional $25.00.

Item Tsuka Blade Overall Price
1070-GT 10.5" 28.25" 40" $ 190
     
    New...Practical Plus Katana...Forged Steel

as used in "The Last Samurai"

An up-graded version of the Practical Katana with several notable differences !!

The fittings are much more "traditional" in appearance with a beautiful Chrysanthemum Pierced Tsuba, black textured Saya and Non-slip Leather-like Tsuka-ito, (handle wrap) !!

The blade is made of the same steel as the Shinto, Golden Oriole, Musashi and Original Practical Katana but, unlike the Original Practical Katana, there is more attention given to detail.

Item Tsuka Blade Overall Price
2073-GT 12.25" 27.5" 41" $ 295
     

Cold Steel Japanese Swords

The reputation of the Cold Steel Company is legendary!  We are now pleased to offer their selection of Japanese Swords made of AUS 1050 spring steel.  Each sword is individually heat treated, tempered and polished.  All swords come with a traditional saya, (scabbard).

Don't be mistaken...these swords are the real thing and are battle ready...capable of easily severing 7" bamboo with a single stroke!

These swords are not made by Hanwei Forge

Item Blade Overall Price
A-88-T 13.25" 19.25" $ 350
B-88-W 21 1/8" 27 5/8" $ 420
C-88-DEC 25" 35" $ 535
D-88-K 29 3/8" 40 3/4" $ 512

 

 
Kami...Folded Steel
 
Notice the O-kissaki and the Kami engraving on the blades!
Saya: red lacquer with Japanese silk sageo.
Tsuba: hardened blackened copper, with Kami motif in relief and selective detailing of silver and gold.
Menuki, Fuchi, Kashira, Koiguchi, Kurakata and Kojiri: blackened bronze with relief carving accentuated with copper, silver and gold.
Habaki: two piece construction, the inner section being copper and the outer section gold-plated brass.
Tsuka: high quality same with Japanese silk ito.
 
Item Tsuka Blade Overall Price
1201-GT 11" 29.75" 40.75" $ 1,140
1202-GT 6.5" 19.75" 26.25" $ 975
1203-GT 4.25" 10" 14.75" $ 640
     
 
Tiger....Folded Steel

tanto used in "The Last Samurai"

Saya: black lacquer with inlaid brass bamboo leaves and Japanese cotton sageo.
Tsuba: blackened iron, with a tiger inlaid in brass.
Menuki, Fuchi, Kashira, Koiguchi, Kurakata and Kojiri: blackened bronzed iron, selectively detailed in gold.
Habaki: one-piece brass construction
Tsuka: high quality same with Japanese cotton ito.
The blades of the Tiger set are grooved on both sides with a ko-kissaki on the katana and wakizashi.
Item Tsuka Blade Overall Price
1204-GT 13.25" 30.5" 44" $ 975
1205-GT 5.75" 20.25" 26.25" $ 755
1206-GT 4.25" 8.75" 13.5" $ 525
     
 
Orchid...Folded Steel

as used in "The Last Samurai"

Saya: blue lacquer with Japanese cotton sageo.
Tsuba: blackened iron, with an Orchid and Butterfly decoration inlaid in silver, brass and copper.
Koiguchi and Kurakata: buffalo horn
Menuki, Fuchi, Kashira, and Kojiri: bronzed iron with silver and gold detailing.

Habaki: one piece brass.

Tsuka: high quality same with Japanese cotton ito.

Both Katana and Wakizashi have chu-kissaki.
Item Tsuka Blade Overall Price
1207-GT 11.75" 29" 41" $ 970
1208-GT 6.5" 19.75" 26.5" $ 745
1209-GT 3.5" 7.5" 12.25" $ 520
     
 
Bushido...Folded Steel

Saya: deeply lacquered old gold saya, with inlaid brass sakura flowers and sageo of Japanese cotton.

Tsuba: blackened and bronzed iron, with detailing in gold and silver, and a battle scene decoration in relief.
Koiguchi and Kurakata: buffalo horn

Menuki, Fuchi, Kashira, and Kojiri: blackened bronzed iron with relief.  The Habaki is one piece brass.

Tsuka: high quality same with Japanese cotton ito.
The Katana and Wakizashi have chu-kissaki and are un-grooved while tha tanto has a groove on both sides.
Item Tsuka Blade Overall Price
1210-GT 11.5" 29" 41" $ 760
1211-GT 5.75" 19.5" 25.5" $ 575
1212-GT 4" 10.25" 14.5" $ 399

 

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