“A thousand days of training to develop, ten thousand days of training to polish.”
– Miyamoto Musashi
In addition to unconditional love for the beautiful craftsmanship of Japanese swords, we firmly believe in the values of hard work, honor, and respect that have moved Japanese society for hundreds of years.
If anything, we are motivated by our desire to contribute by keeping the spark of samurai culture alive.
We do not see our Samurai swords only as very sharp steel, but as an extension of the warrior who wields them. And as such, we believe that each sword should be as unique as its bearer.
Chez katanasforsale we want you to get a sword that is perfect for you; that not only is capable of cutting with the precision of a scalpel but also allows you to say “this represents me.”
We seek to achieve this through two unique features. First, our one of a kind online 3D sword customizer, with which you can assemble and see in real-time what the Samurai sword of your dreams looks like. Second, we offer one of the largest online catalogs, filled with Japanese swords with unique designs and features.
What do we believe in?
For us, Bushido is much more than a code— it is part of our culture. Each of the 7 virtues acquires a new meaning for us.
Gi – Rectitude
The samurai lived in the belief that there were only two truths; right and wrong. We move on by always chasing the first one. We believe that honest work is one of the cornerstones of samurai discipline and that there is only one right way to do things.
Our phrase is “if you’re going to do it, do it right”. That’s why all our swords are 100% functional and battle-ready: with full tang, high-quality steel, and well-assembled parts. For us, that’s the right way to do things.
Yuuki – Courage
It takes courage to draw your sword knowing that those could be the last moments of your life. It’s risky. It’s deadly. However, we believe it is always better to draw the sword than to bow your head.
We first drew the sword years ago, when katanasforsale was just beginning. And we have not sheathed it since. We continue to fight every day to share the samurai culture.
We believe that information about such an important culture should be free and accessible to all. That’s why we are dedicated to sharing it in an entertaining way in our blog.
Jin – Benevolence
Benevolence is about appreciating the people around us. We believe in a samurai empathy for others; both professionally and personally. It is not an occasional attitude, but a way of life based on an understanding that each person is unique. And that, therefore, each person deserves a unique treat.
We want to offer you the best possible experience, that’s why we created the ultimate guide for Samurai swords, and we answer all your questions in a personal way; without bots or pre-recorded answers. We are here to help you.
Rei – Respect
One of the most visible values of the samurai was respect. They were humble warriors with strong roots in tradition, who never spoke to an elder, superior, or member of royalty unless they did so with due respect and following proper protocol.
At katanasforsale we seek to emulate that same respect.
Respect for any client. Respect for the materials that create an excellent sword. The respect of a samurai for everything around him.
Living and dying with honor was a fundamental thing for a samurai. To suffer dishonor was unthinkable; so much so that sometimes it was something that could only be remedied by death.
We are aware that we are what we forge. Our blades are a representation of us, and there is no greater honor than your good opinion of them (that is why we are proud to show some of our customer reviews on the web).
However, no matter how hard you try, problems can always arise. This is a truth that even Goro Masamune himself could not escape. That’s why we offer replacements & refunds for the full price of the sword in case something went wrong. It is a more effective way to restore our honor than committing harakiri.
Chuugi – Loyalty
Despite growing and changing over time, the Katanasforsale team has always remained loyal to its roots. Loyal to its teammates. Loyal to its customers and VIP members, loyal to its continuous development, and loyal to its love for Japanese swords and values.
That will be, forever, our samurai path.
We know that there are no shortcuts to mastery. There are always things to improve. There are always things to learn. That’s why we always give our best in every sword.
Like Miyamoto Musashi said: a thousand days of training to develop, ten thousand days of training to polish.