Dara Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana Samurai Sword - BladesPro UK Dara Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana Samurai Sword - BladesPro UK Dara Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana Samurai Sword - BladesPro UK Dara Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana Samurai Sword - BladesPro UK Dara Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana Samurai Sword - BladesPro UK Dara Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana Samurai Sword - BladesPro UK
Dara Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana Samurai Sword - BladesPro UK
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Dara Clay Tempered Folded Steel Katana Samurai Sword

Regular price £296.95 GBP UK Legal Free UK Shipping

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Reminding one of the pure blue sky, this sword reveals more depth the longer one looks at it.  With its light tones and streaked Saya, this sword brings forth bright warm thoughts.

General Details

  • Overall Length: 103 cm / 40.6 Inches
  • Blade Length: 70 cm / 27.6 Inches
  • Tsuku Length: 26 cm / 10.24 Inches
  • Blade Width: 3.2 cm / 1.25 Inches
  • Blade Steel: Clay Tempered Folded Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.7 cm / 0.28 Inches
  • Hamon: Distinct
  • Sharpness: Sharpened (for unsharpened, please contact us)
  • Blood Groove: None


  • Tsubu: Iron
  • Fuchi / Kashira: Alloy
  • Menuki: Alloy
  • Seppa: Brass
  • Habaki: Brass
  • Tsuku: Hardwood
  • Tang: Full Tang
  • Samegawa: Rayskin
  • Ito (Braid): Cotton
  • Mekugi: Bamboo Peg
  • Saya: Hardwood
  • Sageo: Cotton

Package Content

  • One Sword with Saya
  • One Sword Bag
  • Sword Stand not Included

Blade: The blade of this sword is hand forged and finished with 12 stages of polishing and sharpening. The steel used is high quality carbon steel, which is very pure, and keeps its edge very well.

Clay Tempered: The blade has been clay tempered in order to harden the cutting edge while still allowing the spine to remain flexible. The tempering process imbues the blade with a distinctive Hamon (blade pattern).

Folded Steel: This blade had been folded fifteen times, creating 32768 layers. This traditional sword forging method involves repeatedly heating, hammering and folding the swords steel. The effect of this work evens out and homogenises the carbon content, making for a stronger, more flexible blade.

Cost: Free Shipping to the UK, Australia, Canada and Korea (and the USA, via our USA site).  Shipping to the UK is always free and takes on average 7-20 business days. 

Note that Customs Charges may apply (more info)

To Germany, France, Hungary, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Finland and Netherlands, free shipping on orders over £400, or £40 shipping for orders under £400.

To New Zealand, free shipping on orders over £400, or £25 shipping for orders under £400.

UK/EU delivery times: UK & European orders take on average 7-20 business days to arrive, after being dispatched from our warehouse. It can take longer from time to time, and during busy periods such as Christmas.  

USA: For USA orders, please visit our USA site at https://www.americanbladespro.com.

Other regions: All other regions usually take between 7–30 business days.

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If you're not happy with your item, simply return it to us within 14 days of receiving it, for a full refund. More details here: Refunds & Returns Policy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Dara Katana

I'm very pleased with the Dara Katana. It has exceeded my expectations. The quality of finish is very good. The edge (ha) on it is sharpened to perfection, the folded steel pattern & hamon on the blade are exquisite. The Tsuba & habaki fit to the saya is pleasingly precise. I have to say the customer service from Blades Pro has been second to none also.

Hi Luke, Thank you so much for leaving us a review. This sword is really beautiful and we hope you enjoy it for a long time! Always happy to help! Thanks - The BladesPro Team
Reasonable sword for the price.

I was reasonably happy with the sword but I have to say I have purchased better for very similar cost. The workmanship is perfectly acceptable but unfortunately I find the fit of the sword into the Saya looser than it should be would fully inserted.

Katana purchase

Katana excellent for the price but would have liked the customs charges to have appeared on the invoice.

Hi Stephen, Thanks for your feedback, and very happy you like the Katana! It's a beautiful one, that's for sure. Really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. As for the customs charges - I hear you on that. Unfortunately it's a tricky one, as it's not something we're able to control -- some packages are picked up and some aren't, and the amount can vary based on the customs' office's discretion, so if we were to charge up-front, it might inflate the order cost unnecessarily, which wouldn't really seem right. To illustrate some potential customs charges, we do try to provide some estimates on in our customs information section here: https://www.bladespro.co.uk/pages/shipping-and-returns-terms-and-conditions#customs But, I do hear you on that, and we're working on a better solution to make it clearer during the order process. So thank you for your feedback, and we'll keep working on that so that hopefully it's clearer in the future :) Have a great one! Thanks again - The BladesPro Team
beautiful sword

havent used it for cutting tatami mats or anything but paper tested it and its got a good edge. fittings are nice and tight and the blade is beautiful with the folding lines and the hamon. the habaki is well fitted to the blade and beautifuly marked.tsuba and tsuka are well finished. tsuka ito is reasonably tight. the saya and sagea are beautifuly finished.it is sent well oiled so it wond arrive rusted. and the sword fits into the saya incredibly nice and snug especialy for a sub £2000 (seen many with terribly lose fitting). thesword its a stunning piece of art that i will love for years to come.

Hi Stuart - fantastic to hear! Really happy you like the sword :) Thanks for leaving a review, too. - The BladesPro Team

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