GVA " SHOGUN " / 1095 High Carbon Steel / Clay Tempered / Master Hammon

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GVA "SHOGUN" - Custom Clay Tempered - 1095 CS- Samurai Katana


 This gorgeous katana is handforged of  beautiful 1095 High Carbon steel and is Clay Tempered to form a stunningly individual Hammon on a

 highly polished quality blade. (Forged by our Master Bladesmith and completely exclusive to Guardians Vault Australia)

 Let me just start out by saying one thing : This blade is extremely difficult to photograph !!


After 3 months of design / preparation and forging - this blade has been completed.


Suitable for the hands of a professional only, in martial arts demonstrations and for the walls / sword cabinets /racks of collectors.

Outstanding attention to detail , authentic ray-skin on the Tsuka (Black) with black cotton Ito wrap.

The Saya is hardwood with incredible triple lacquer finish showing a modified Urakami / Tokugawa / Honda clan Mon. (symbol).

The Tsuba is thinner than average measuring a mere 2.5 - 3mm and is stunninly presented with an extruded pattern giving this blade a very traditional look.


The blade is sharpened to fine/sharp and is highly polished using multiple grade stones and ready to turn heads with its incredible clay tempered edge!!

There is also no Bo-hi on this blade (lightening groove) which makes it a very very nice weight for those that like their katana with a great centre of gravity and a fuller feeling blade.

Full custom , hand made 1095  high carbon steel blade (58HRC) with the most beautiful Hammon clay tempering pattern work by our master smith that i have ever seen to date.

Katatemaki two handed battle wrap on the Tsuka (handle) which is slightly longer and brass bamboo themed fittings for the Fuchi & Kashira.

More than pictures can show and entirely not enough words to describe.


This blade also comes with a hand inked A4 page by our legendary Japanese Kanji Artist - Kana Shindome featuring

the characters for "SHOGUN" and gorgeous silk katana cover.


The weight is just 1.2kgs.



 Overall Length:     105 cm

 Blade   Length:      73 cm

 Handle Length:      28.5 cm 

 Blade: AISI 1095 High Carbon Steel - Clay Tempered/Hardened 58 HRC

 Saya :  High quality hardwood Saya, Triple lacquered - Clan Mon.

 Tsuka :Genuine ray skin / Hardwood / Katatemaki wrapping


Warning: These swords are illegal/restricted in some states/areas, if u are unsure please contact your local authorities to confirm legalities. By purchasing this item you confirm that you understand and have conformed to all laws within your state/territory. We will not be held responsible or liable for any reason of non-compliance.

1 Review

  • 5
    Shogun katana

    Posted by Diego Rueda on 2nd Nov 2021

    I first wanted to say this katana I’ve had my eyes on for quite some time. Now that I finally have it in my hands I can say with certainty that it is truly a high quality katana. The blade is beautiful the way it shines and is razor sharp. It real is beautiful blade. Now I will say this, the furniture on the blade doesn’t 100% match everything in the photo and it does upset me a little bit being that this has been a dream of mine for a while. Now I’m assuming they couldn’t get all the necessary materials to make 100% as shown in the photo due to COVID. But that aside I highly recommend Guardians Vault Australia / Iron mountain armory I have been more than satisfied with the craftsmanship of every product I’ve received. I plan to purchase another katana in the near future.
    Thank you so much.

    GVA Response:
    You are more than welcome Diego, thankyou for your patience in waiting for this blade.
    Indeed , as shown in the photos sent via email unfortunately just the fuchi & kashira were no longer available.
    But as you mentioned it was 95% as close as possible which is something we always try to achieve, i am very happy you love your new blade :)
    You are always welcome at GVA Diego and i am glad to hear your beautiful new Shogun arrived safely.
    Thanks again mate.
    Dan -GVA