The famous sword of the samurai warriors, the katana, has been evolved at the end of the 14th century. In the past hundred years it didn’t change at all. One of the reasons why people are still fascinated by the katana these days is surely that fact, that it is surrounded by myths and legends. Treated with care and passion by the samurais, some of these blades survived to this day and sell at astronomical prices.
Because of government regulations a smith is only allowed to make a few pieces per year. The Japanese government also regulates the export, especially the export of historical blades. However, there are now some blacksmiths outside of Japan, who continue to let the legend Katana live on with Japanese technique and tradition. These pieces are close to the originals, some are based on historical models and are available at affordable prices. Almost all variants and characteristics are therefore to be obtained true to the original.
So you can now easily participate in the myth of the Samurai sword, its perfect manufacturing, beauty and fascination.