Tamahagane Steel


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Tamahagane is a traditional Japanese material that is used to make samurai swords a. It is unique to Japan and was traditionally created in a process that took months on end. The result was a beautiful hand-forged steel that could be used to create blades with a starkly contrasting hamon and distinctive folded steel pattern for katanas and Sword. Explore our tamahagane katanas today to find high quality, hand-forged products.

The Process

In feudal Japan, swordsmiths would smelt iron sand and charcoal in a tatara furnace until the iron and carbon elements fused together, making tamahagane steel. There are only a few places where traditional tatara are still used to create this fused steel — one of the most important of which is located in the Shimane prefecture of Japan. This tatara is lit only in the deep winter when the air is very dry. For this three week period, it is possible to create a maximum of three batches of the steel, as a complete creation cycle requires seven days from start to finish.

The process for creating tamahagane katanas is heavily regulated and supervised to ensure the quality and allocation of the ore.

Our Quality Guarantee

At Nobunasa Swords each of our products is handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. The traditional Japanese steel and methods our swordsmiths use ensure that the product you receive is a fully functional, high quality work of art.

We have a variety of Tamahagane steel katana that can be sharpened to your desired edge. All of our swords can cut through thick bamboo, small trees, and more. Whether you want to use your sword in combat or as the centerpiece of your collection, a Tamahagane steel sword will not disappoint. Browse our collection to find a blade and fittings that speak to you.

Looking for something a little more unique? Create your own personalized custom Tamahagane sword through Nobunasa Swords


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Handmade Battle Ready Razor Sharp Japanese Samurai Clay Tempered Hadori Tamahagane Steel Vajra Blade Sword

Blade: -The Blade Of The Sword Has Been Hand Forged Using The Ancient Method Of Sword  Making . Full Hand Forged And Full Hand Polished. -The Blade Was Made Of Tamahagane Steel, Differential Hardened And Clay Tempered, Oil Quenched. With Dragon and Vajra by True hand carving -This Blade Has Been Tried And Tested To Cut Everything That Gets In Its Way.  The Sori (Blade Curvature) Is Specially Crafted To Create Leverage In Order To  Perform The Smoothest And Cleanest Cuts. That In Combination With The ..

$1,980.00

Handmade Samurai Shinken Tamahagane Steel Blade Tanto Swords Razor Sharp

Blade: -The Blade Of The Sword Has Been Hand Forged Using The Ancient Method Of Sword Making . Full Hand Forged And Full Hand Polished.-The Blade Was Made Of tamahagane Steel, Differential Hardened And Clay Tempered, Oil Quenched.-This Blade Has Been Tried And Tested To Cut Everything That Gets In Its Way. The Sori (Blade Curvature) Is Specially Crafted To Create Leverage In Order To Perform The Smoothest And Cleanest Cuts. That In Combination With The Choice Of Traditional And Our Top Selling Koshirae (Fittings), Assures That You Will Get..

$1,588.88

Handmade Samurai Shinken Tamahagane Steel Blade Tanto Swords Razor Sharp Osoraku-Zukuri

Blade: -The Blade Of The Sword Has Been Hand Forged Using The Ancient Method Of Sword Making . Full Hand Forged And Full Hand Polished.-The Blade Was Made Of tamahagane Steel, Differential Hardened And Clay Tempered, Oil Quenched.-This Blade Has Been Tried And Tested To Cut Everything That Gets In Its Way. The Sori (Blade Curvature) Is Specially Crafted To Create Leverage In Order To Perform The Smoothest And Cleanest Cuts. That In Combination With The Choice Of Traditional And Our Top Selling Koshirae (Fittings), Assures That You Will Get..

$1,188.00

Japanese Samurai Shinken Tamahagane Steel Katana Swords Razor Sharp Hira-Zukiri Gunome Choji Blade

Blade: -The Blade Of The Sword Has Been Hand Forged Using The Ancient Method Of Sword Making . Full Hand Forged And Full Hand Polished.-The Blade Was Made Of tamahagane Steel, Differential Hardened And Clay Tempered, Oil Quenched.-This Blade Has Been Tried And Tested To Cut Everything That Gets In Its Way. The Sori (Blade Curvature) Is Specially Crafted To Create Leverage In Order To Perform The Smoothest And Cleanest Cuts. That In Combination With The Choice Of Traditional And Our Top Selling Koshirae (Fittings), Assures That You Will Get..

$2,688.00