Swords of Northshire works directly with a forge in Longquan to satisfy all of your samurai sword needs. Or, more likely, create your sudden and intense samurai sword needs. Handmade from the ground up, the retailer's sword pricing ranges from pretty reasonable at under $200 to near museum quality at several thousands of dollars. Check out this Silver Japanese Katana with a folded steel, clay-tempered blade. The 40-1/2" beast takes 24 weeks to fashion, and will run you around 7 grand.
Or $6,400 if you jump on Northshire's offer of a 10% discount to all Dude readers. Enter the code "northshire" at checkout.
Samurai sword sub-categories include: Damascus Steel Blades; Folded Steel Blades; Premium Swords; Shirasaya; and Under $200. While swords of Northshire peddles hundreds of different styles, if you don't see one to your liking they will also custom make a sword to suit your own unique snowflake samurai prowess.
In addition the classic weaponry of medieval Japan, Swords of Northshire deals in ninja swords and a range of knives.