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The Japanese culture is heavily imbued with the sword (daisho). Early weapons included bows, arrows and swords. The early Samurai emphasized fighting with the bow and arrow. They used swords for close fighting and beheading their enemies. The Samurai slowly changed from fighting on horseback to fighting on foot. Legend says that the gifted sword maker Amakuni developed the classically styled Japanese sword. The Samurai wore the long sword (daito - katana), which was more than 24 inches, and the short sword (shoto - wakizashi) was between 12 and 24 inches. The Samurai's desire for tougher, sharper swords for battle gave rise to the curved blade we still have today. Miyamoto Musashi, Tsunemoto and Yamamoto are still regarded as kensai (sword saints) in Japanese folklore. In 1877 Emperor Meiji disbanded the Samurai.


Dadao Sword

Dadao Sword

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Long the traditional weapon of Chinas peasant armies, the Dadao, or big sword, was used with deadly effect as late as th....
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Price: $175.99 USD

Practical Plus Katana
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Practical Plus Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

In an effort to provide a katana that will perform well in the rigors of daily cutting practice required by many martial...

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Price: $431.99 USD

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Burgundy Samurai Katana
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Burgundy Samurai Katana

The Samurai or Bushi were Japanese military warriors.

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Price: $59.99 USD

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Dragonfly Katana
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Dragonfly Katana

By: Cold Steel

The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant li...

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Price: $607.99 USD

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Lion Dog Katana
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Lion Dog Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Lion Dog Katana features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanwei's own high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior perform...

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Price: $1231.99 USD

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Bamboo Mat Katana
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Bamboo Mat Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Hanwei's Bamboo Mat Katana features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanwei's own high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines impressi...

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Price: $1055.99 USD

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Rattan Wrapped Japanese Yari
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Rattan Wrapped Japanese Yari

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Yari was an essential battlefield weapon of the Samurai in feudal Japan and took great skill to use and maneuver, du...

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Price: $541.99 USD

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Oni Katana  L6Bainite
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Oni Katana - L6/Bainite

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Oni are mythical creatures from Japanese folklore similar to western demons or trolls.

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Price: $1583.99 USD

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Practical Shinobi Ninjato
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Practical Shinobi Ninjato

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Practical Shinobi Ninjato, whose construction patterns closely that of the Practical Katana, is a wonderful addition...

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Price: $312.99 USD

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Golden Oriole Katana
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Golden Oriole Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

It has been said that in simplicity lies great beauty, an axiom stunningly validated by the Golden Oriole Katana and Wak...

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Price: $871.99 USD

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Practical Ninja
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Practical Ninja

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Practical Shinobi Ninja-to, whose construction patterns closely that of the Practical Katana, is a wonderful additio...

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Price: $312.99 USD

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Practical Plus Wakizashi
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Practical Plus Wakizashi

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

Made as a companion piece for our Practical Plus Katana, the Wakizashi features a differentially tempered high carbon fo...

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Price: $299.99 USD

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Black Dragon Katana
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Black Dragon Katana

War played a central part in the history of Japan.

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Price: $69.99 USD

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Practical Katana
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Practical Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Practical Katana gives the martial artist the opportunity to own and use a functional sword at the cost of an econom...

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Price: $307.99 USD

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Dragonfly Wakizashi
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Dragonfly Wakizashi

By: Cold Steel

The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant li...

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Price: $455.99 USD

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Kobun Knife
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Kobun Knife

By: Cold Steel

The Kobun is a lightweight Tanto styled boot knife.

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Price: $48.99 USD

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Japanese Yari
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Japanese Yari

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Yari was an essential battlefield weapon of the Samurai in feudal Japan and took great skill to use and maneuver, du...

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Price: $488.99 USD

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Kouga NinjaTo
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Kouga Ninja-To

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The neighboring Kouga and Iga clans of feudal Japan were bitter enemies for centuries and their warring Ninja families h...

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Price: $448.99 USD

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Iga NinjaTo
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Iga Ninja-To

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The neighboring Kouga and Iga clans of feudal Japan were bitter enemies for centuries and their warring Ninja families h...

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Price: $497.99 USD

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Ronin Katana
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Ronin Katana

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated and influential tales of the Samurai from the Edo period.

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Price: $1319.99 USD

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Praying Mantis Katana  L6Bainite
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Praying Mantis Katana - L6/Bainite

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

The Praying Mantis is a symbol of cunning and power in Japanese culture and is consequently a highly respected theme in ...

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Price: $1671.99 USD

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