Sword Store - Bujinkan Shoki Dojo

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Sword Store

It is important to note that the Shoki Dojo does not broker swords for just anyone. The Shoki Dojo is only interested in assisting genuine budoka who train in the use of traditional japanese sword. You must have a connection of some sort with the dojo in order to purchase a sword through us.

The Shoki Dojo has sourced a forge in China who produce these swords by traditional methods, and who assemble them to order. The Shoki Dojo acts as a broker between you and the forge. Each sword is unique and therefore the prices below are a guide only.

Blunt swords are also available, as are tachi mountings and various lenghts.

Please contact us if you would like to know more, and take note that we will only broker swords for individuls who are known to the dojo.

Blade Quality

Guide Price

Entry Level Blade - AISI 1060 Carbon Steel, a very good entry level blade which is ready for test cutting.


Folded Steel Blade - AISI 1050 Folded Steel Blade.


AISI 1095 Carbon Steel diferentially tempered with traditional clay methods for a harder blade.


Upper End Blade - two piece outer jacket 1095 steel wrapped around a softer core, and diferentially tempered. This type of blade is flexable, and durable.


Top End Blade - A soft steel core, wrapped in harder folded steel. The back of the blade is of a medium hardness steel, and the edge is of hard steel which has been diferentially tempered.






Irish Law regarding Japanese Swords:

Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act, 1990
This Act makes it an offence to manufacture, sell, lend, give or display various weapons as set out below:

Section 12.

(1) Any person who—

(a) manufactures, sells or hires, or offers or exposes for sale or hire, or by way of business repairs or modifies, or

(b) has in his possession for the purpose of sale or hire or for the purpose of repair or modification by way of business, or

(c) puts on display, or lends or gives to any other person,

a weapon to which this section applies shall be guilty of an offence.

Section 12.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.

The Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2009
This act adds Japanese swords to the Act above.

(r) the sword sometimes known as samurai or katana, other than such a sword—

(i) made before 1954, or

(ii) made at any other time according to traditional methods of making swords by hand.

Bujinkan Shoki Dojo will only broker swords which meet provision (r)(ii) above. All of our swords are made by traditional methods, by hand.

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