Clay Tempered Katana Samurai Swords

Our selection of High Carbon Clay Tempered 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 clay tempered steel Katana then you’ve come to the right place.

What is Clay Tempered?

A clay tempered sword is made by carefully applying thin layers of clay mixture to the blade resulting in a sword with a strong cutting edge and a flexible softer spine.  This is accomplished by applying a thicker layer of clay to the spine of the blade and then heating the blade in a furnace.  The blade is then quenched in water or oil which will cool the cutting edge quickly and the clay will cause the spine to cool more slowly.  The different cooling rates will result in different steel crystalline structures, causing a hard edge and flexible core.