Our selection of High Carbon Steel Katanas for sale have been forged by hand using authentic methods and traditional techniques which date back hundreds of years. If you’re looking for a handmade high carbon steel Katana then you’ve come to the right place.
What is High Carbon?
All of our high carbon steel swords are either 1095, 1060 or 1045 carbon steel, which means they are classified as high carbon. The digits in the name refer to the carbon content of the sword, 1095 equates to 0.95% carbon content, 1060 equals 0.60% carbon content, while 1045 would be 0.45% carbon content. The more carbon a sword contains the harder the resulting steel will be, however, it’ll also mean it’s harder to sharpen and has a greater chance of chipping if used incorrectly.