The rich tradition of the Samurai is captured in our line of traditional katana’s and swords. The strict code lived by during the height of each dynasty’s reign emphasized honor, faith and trust. This complex culture proudly displayed these positive traits in everything they did and made. We at MuseumReplicas.com keep that tradition alive. Whether a novice collector or true connoisseur in the ways of the Samurai, you'll find a wide array of weapons for just about any pocket book.
The Bamboo Mat Katana uses high-alloy HWS-2S steel specifically made by Hanwei and has excellent edge-holding capability and resilience. A bamboo theme is evident throughout.
This Raptor Katana of the Paul Chen / Hanwei series is made in the Kissaki Moro Ha Zukuri style based on a Tachi blade believed to have been forged around 800 AD by the smith Amakuni.
This Raptor Katana of the Paul Chen / Hanwei series is made in the more common Shinogi-Zukuri style and is excellent for cutting practice. Forged of 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated.
This Katana from the Paul Chen / Hanwei series is made in the Shobu-Zukuri or Iris Leaf style. Forged of 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated.
The Ronin katana specifically commemorates the 47 Ronin who took it upon themselves to avenge their master, Lord Asano.
The imposing Oni Katana by Paul Chen / Hanwei has been built with all black furniture and displays the mythical monster of Japanese folklore on the tsuba.
A highly respected theme in Samurai swords, the praying mantis is a symbol of cunning and power in Japanese culture.
The Practical Plus XL Light Katana from Hanwei is a great example of a cutting sword that is economical yet features traditional fittings and construction methods.
Top Customer Reviews
Review of: Raptor Katana Moroha Zukuri
This is my second Hanwei sword and it is of quite high quality.
-Extremely well balanced and light.
-Feels great in the hand.
-Tight ito and samegawa panels.
-Fits extremely well in the saya and does not rattle.
-All fittings are tight and do not rattle
-The tsuba on this sword has a spot where the blackened steel flaked off. I'm sure this is a casting flaw and probably does not represent every sword.
I have not cut with this blade as I currently do not have access to an appropriate amount of space to do so. Please bear that in mind.
If you need a more thorough review including cutting, look up Matthew Jensen on YouTube.
Museum Replicas shipping was fast and a pleasure to do business with.
Reviewed by: Chris, May 05, 2021
Review of: Takeda Shingen Katana
Beautifully rendered, well balanced and sturdy against my overgrown practice bamboo garden. Worthy of the most honorable Samurai
Reviewed by: Mike, December 22, 2020
Review of: Practical Plus XL Light Katana
I have collected a lotta swords (and stuff). but I did NOT have a real katana. For a collector, that's like collecting guns and not having an M1911 - it's almost morally wrong. So, when I happened to come into some extra cash AND MR offered their awesome Black Friday deal, I decided it was time! I wanted one I KNEW was meant to use, so I went for the "practical" line. There were four, and after comparing I went for the most expensive one... I wanted it to LOOK good too, and I also wanted the longer type with a typical handle length. I am sure fully pleased!! Just even looking at it, it was plain this was no-foolin' good steel, not some chromed crap...., and a big hunka hunka steel it is. Thick, hefty and sharp (in case you were wondering, as I was), but not out of balance. No loose fittings anywhere. Simple, but beautiful to the eye. It is exactly what I was looking for!
Reviewed by: Gordon, December 03, 2020