"Utsukushii Ha" / 1095 High Carbon Steel / Clay Tempered / Carved Shell Saya

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GVA "Utsukushii Ha" - Beautiful Edge .....Custom Clay Tempered 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 - designed by Guardians Vault Australia.

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

 After many arduous days of work - trying to photograph the beauty of the clay tempered hammon , the colours of the saya , and hand carved

 /engraved shell i realised it did not matter how hard i tried - This one was not going to be captured in all its full beauty.


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 of fantastic quality.

The Saya is hardwood with an absolute incredible triple lacquer finish over top of hand carved / inlaid ocean shell  with Black Japanese imported Silk sageo to match the tsuka. The ocean shell looks ridiculously gorgeous inlaid beneath the plum colured saya and is a work of art within itself, very hard to see without looking at it in person - imagine the inside of a pearl shell.

Bamboo Style Menuki and High Quality Copper fittings adorn the Tsuba & Fuchi/Kashira. The Tsuba itself features stunning leaves in an overlaid pattern formation

painted in gold & silver.


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.

A custom , 1095  high carbon steel, clay tempered individual hammon , incredible shell inlaid- triple lacquered saya with japanese silk ito.

More than pictures can show and entirely not enough words to describe,  pure beauty. !!!

This is one of THE nicest katana i have had the pleasure of handling in recent times and i must say : I personally love this katana - its style & class is unparalleled.

The weight is just 1.4kgs.



 Overall Length:     103 cm

 Blade   Length:      72 cm

 Handle Length:      27 cm 

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

 Saya :  High quality hardwood Saya, Hand Engraved / Ocean Shell Inlaid, Triple lacquered

 Handle :Genuine ray skin / Hardwood


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.

Victorian customers MUST have proper VHEWG membership / permits no exceptions.


Our katana are on pre-order basis - which means forged to order per client and are not stocked due to customisation requests being so varied.

Please understand your blade will take time to be forged. Thankyou for your support, patience & understanding.

12 Reviews

  • 5
    Utsukushii Ha

    Posted by Kerrie on 26th Sep 2019

    Such a truly beautiful blade with stunning workmanship and the saya is an amazing work of art - thank you for all your help Dan, it was always a pleasure talking to you.

  • 5
    Utsukushi Ha

    Posted by Paul on 11th Jul 2019

    I love the workmanship in creating the sword. Exceeded my expectations and thank you Dan. Look forward to ordering the next blade soon.

  • 5
    Wow wow wow...

    Posted by Will on 12th Dec 2017

    Absolutely stunning sword for the price point, actually for any price point in my opinion.
    The balance and weight of the blade are just right, allowing for both significant control and power in swing, and the artistic value of the sword is amazing...

    Extremely pleased and will definitely buy again.

  • 5
    Utsukushii Ha

    Posted by Peter Fitzgerald on 5th Jul 2017

    Just received my new Katana ,thanks Dan this is a beautiful sword,can't believe the quality,seen and handled many swords on trips to Asia and Japan the quality and feel of this sword is remarkable I've handled Katana in Japan that are 3 to 4 hundred years old. Made by master swords man and this is equal to any I've tried the weight and balance is truly amazing ,swords of this quality would cost 4 to 5 thousand AUD dollars in Japan. Thanks again very pleased (now looking for next one ) many thanks Pete

  • 5
    A work of art

    Posted by Ben on 7th Jul 2016

    Received the 'Utsukushii Ha' the other day. First thing I noticed was the care taken packaging the box. You guys went above and beyond to ensure it turned up pristine. The Guardians Vault custom box is very nice. Opening the box revealed the sword in its bag. This is my first sword but I've got to say the Utsukushii Ha really is a work of art.
    Thanks Dan, I will be back for another in the not too distant future.

  • 5
    Utsukushii Ha

    Posted by Greg on 24th Dec 2015

    This is a beautiful Katana.The detail and finish are superb.The deep rich finish of the Saya is quite amazing.In sunlight the seashell inlay catches the light and inside under display lights this this Katana would look like a piece of art.
    Until the blade is drawn, with no Bo-hi the Utsukushii Ha is substantial and powerful while also being balanced and elegant.
    Guardians are great to deal with, Dan has provided a standard of service from first contact to delivery that is 5 star and very personal and professional.

  • 5
    Beautiful sword

    Posted by CR on 23rd Dec 2015

    This sword cost me about $100 more than my last one but is so much better. I love the attention to detail, it looks great :)

    Lots of thought has obviously gone into the design.

    Dan has been a pleasure to deal with throughout the process.

  • 5
    Fantastic workmanship

    Posted by Stewart Hill on 4th Dec 2015

    Received my katana some time ago now. The service from Dan was some of the best I've seen in my life for online shopping. Personal service with a virtual smile :) The sword is amazing. While travelling Japan I didn't find anything I like and nothing came close to the quality and value of this katana.

  • 5
    1st class product, 1st class service.

    Posted by michael archer on 9th Sep 2014

    Just received my new katana from Guardians Vault.From my initial enquiry with Dan, the customer service has been exemplary,always polite and prompt replies to all of my queries,nothing seems to be to much trouble for this company.The quality of their products is there to be seen, absolutely beautiful is the best description for my new katana and I'm already working on my next purchase!!

  • 5
    1st class product, 1st class service.

    Posted by michael archer on 4th Sep 2014

    Just received my new blade ,the 'Utsukishii Ha ' katana.
    From the first email with Dan to my delivery today, my purchase with Guardians Vault has been handled in the most professional manner,updates with production,all my questions answered promptly and professionally and all made from a person that actually cares about his customers , this is not forgetting the 'beautiful edge' katana, what more could one add that hasn't already been said in other reviews
    1st class blade ,1st class fittings ,1st class company . I'm already looking at my next purchase , don't tell the wife just yet !! Regards Michael A.