Build a Katana - Battle Ready Full Tang Sword Assembly Kit
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  • Build your own pefect katana
  • Sharpened 1045 high carbon steel blade
  • Includes handle and two pegs for construction
  • Two differently designed guards and a brass pommel
  • Includes scabbard with lacquered finish and cord wrap
  • Includes sword cleaning kit
  • Black cloth sword bag for carry and storage also included

The ultimate fully functional samurai sword kit!

Perfect for both beginners and novices, this package makes a great gift. The selection of quality katana parts lets you build and customize your own samurai sword, or customize swords from your current collection.

Assembly and tool notes:

Each blade is handmade and as such the blade's tang will vary slightly in size and shape among our stock. The included handle has been custom fitted to the blade's tang by the factory. This is done so that the pre-drilled peg holes will line up correctly once assembled.

The included guards have not yet been custom fitted to the blade and may require some light tooling. The guard you select for your build might need to be filed slightly for the proper custom fit onto the blade's tang. If the fit is too tight to position the guard where needed then do not use a mallet, instead make the guard's hole slightly larger using a metal file. Move the file back and forth evenly though the center of the guard and test the fit as you go.

It does not take much tooling to get your guard custom fitted to the blade. The amount of tooling will vary from kit to kit and the guards you receive might not need any adjustment during assembly.

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Customer Reviews|Average Rating: 4.30 out of 5

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awesome Reviewed by Shaun kutil on Mar 01, 2016   4 out of 5

Extremely satisfied. The seppa are a bit too small so I will have to take a drimel to them so they will fit. The mekugi were also a little to tight but I manged to get them in. Other than that the blade, saya, tsuka, and tsuba are beautiful. Blade is razor sharp with polished katana edge and not a ground bevel. Made short work of the plastic milk jug I tested it out on

Not AS Pictured Reviewed by Prof D Shelton Parker on Oct 21, 2015   5 out of 5

I should have read the description..... It does not come with the Dragon Tsuba. The Wood pins are too short for the sword. I had to go to Lowes to buy Oak dowels, and shape them on my belt sander to fit. Out side of that, everything is good.
Response: Thank you for pointing that out, we have updated the picture.

Reviewed by Scott on Aug 19, 2015   5 out of 5

I received my kit no instructions but pretty easy to figure out , blade is sharp had to file inside of the saya to get it to fit properly an snug, all pieces fit tight hole for the pegs were off alittle just saying a good product , I bought this for my love of weapons an history not to cut bottles of water, I am happy with this kit

Reviewed by Dexter Ray on Jul 31, 2015   4 out of 5

This was an amazing buy! This is my first katana purchase and I'm impressed with the craftsmanship on the blade as well as the tsuba.I did some filling to put the tang into the guard but otherwise it went well. I do have one complaint though. I asked to have the tang engraved but neither portion of the tang had my initials. Other than that though, everything about this blade is quite nice and it has the added bonus of teaching new collectors such as myself how to properly assemble and disassemble a katana.

Reviewed by John Ciot on Feb 16, 2015   1 out of 5

I originally ordered this sword at the beginning of January 2015. When it came, it was missing a Tsuba, 4 Mekugi, 2 Seppa and the wooden display stand. According to the website, there should be 3 Tsuba (I received 2), 2 Mekugi plus 4 extra (I received 2), 2 Seppa plus 4 extra (I received 4) and a wooden display stand (I received 0 (none)). I asked for an exchange. A month later my replacement sword arrived and guess what. It's missing the same identical pieces. I called customer service and they put a note on my account to check my next replacement to make sure that everything is in the package. It's going to take yet another month to get my sword. If it comes missing pieces again, I'll return it for a refund, find another place to make my purchases and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau. I don't see how they keep customers with this type of thing happening. I think I'll be looking elsewhere for my swords in the future. Yeah, the prices here are great, but I'm paying for something and not getting it.
Response: Thank you for pointing out these errors; we have addressed them, and we are very sorry for the inconvenience this caused you.

Reviewed by Quincy Gonsoland on May 22, 2014   5 out of 5

This product is solid. It is well crafted and beautiful. I have been collecting swords and knives for years and this is perfect for any collection.

Reviewed by Julio Felix Jr on Oct 24, 2012   5 out of 5

This was my first Real Sharp Katana i played enough with the Chinese imitations to know most dos and don't s and from the moment i opened the box i knew I would be getting more Katanas from True Swords.

extremely fast Shipping\Delivery!

The Quality of craftsmanship in this whole product is nearly perfect, i had my Katana fully assembled in less than 10 minutes it was so much fun i honestly wanted to take it apart and do it again.

the Sheath was the only piece in this set that i actually had to do a bit of filing sense the sword wouldn't go all the way in. About 10 minutes worth with a kitchen knife and it was all good!
HD video of me assembling this Katana

Reviewed by John Mcmahill on Apr 21, 2012   5 out of 5

Nice quality craftsmanship for all individual parts. Mine needed a bit filing but overall a very nice kit for the price. The instuction was rather poor but just you tube it and you will be fine. Shipping time was unbelievable, although it wasnt free, it was here in less than 26 hours from the moment I bought it. Great product. 120 dollar sword + 15 dollar maint. kit + 5 dollar sword stand + 5 dollar cloth bag, plus some added extras that would equal 10-20 dollars or more. Definetly a great value.

Reviewed by Jesse Lozano on Apr 07, 2012   5 out of 5

I was extremely impressed by this product. I have been a student of the martial-arts from the age of 8 years old and a student of weapons from 15 years old. At 45yo I can say that I am qualified to judge the worth and functionality of almost all types of weapons. This product is fully functional and one of the best teaching/learning products available. Before a student can learn to use a weapon they must first know every aspect of the weapon. Thats why the U.S. Army required us to dismantle, clean and reassemble our teach us to know our weapons. Thumbs-up on this product. I highly recommend this for both students and Masters.

Reviewed by Matt Pearson on Feb 24, 2012   4 out of 5

It needs better instruction.

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