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Collection: Kill Bill Sword: Is it the Most Famous Movie Sword?


When you pair the artistry of Quentin Tarantino with the Japanese tradition of sword making, you get one of the most popular weapons in cinematic history: the famous Kill Bill sword, also known as Hattori Hanzo Katana or simply Hattori Hanzo Sword. 

The director's fans, the sword collectors, the weapon enthusiasts, and the samurai admirers — all recognize the powerful sword Uma Thurman uses in the Kill Bill movie.

You can find the samurai sword from Kill Bill in our collection, but before you get your hands on it, check out more things about it and learn some facts you might not know about the sword. 

Kill Bill Sword Appearance

The Hattori Hanzo samurai sword is a traditional katana with a white, gold, and black sheath.  Kill Bill sword maker Hattori Hanzo crafts the blade on Beatrix Kiddo's request in 30 days and makes it the most lethal weapon in the entire movie. 

Even though there is no mention of the material used for the sword in the movie, experts guess that the sword was made from tamahagane, the traditional material for swords in Japan. Still, the replicas of the sword are made from high-carbon steel.

Katana Beatrix Kiddo uses in the movie is reflective, probably for aesthetic standards and visual dramatization. The real Hattori Hanzo Katana isn't that reflective and has a unique hamon made from different clay techniques. 

Kill Bill Sword Trivia

Did you know that there actually was a Hattori Hanzo that might have served as an inspiration for the legendary sword maker portrayed in the movie? Notorious real Hattori Hanzo was a skilled ninja leader of the Hattori clan.

Hattori Hanzo also created swords for the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, the enemies of Beatrix Kiddo in the movie. But her sword was stronger and able to break them into pieces, which suggests Hattori used different materials to forge the sword.

Hattori Hanzo's sword and Beatrix's yellow tracksuit have been the most popular cosplay looks for decades. Every Halloween party has at least one person in a notorious Kill Bill Katana and yellow suit! 

Our Collection

There is a distinction between cosplay movie memorabilia, which stands for unsharpened display swords made to resemble the iconic 

Kill Bill Hattori Hanzo sword. However, you can also find quality carbon steel battle-ready full-tang blades that are not only good for demolition but also for martial arts cutting test practice. 

The price tag of the replica depends on the material and purpose, whether you choose a cosplay item or a fully functional weapon.


Who owns the Kill Bill Katana?

Authentic Katana from the Kill Bill movie is under the position of the movie production company, like other movie props. The production preserves such items in case future sequels are made and the sword is needed. They can also use it during exhibitions and different events.

What is the sword called in Kill Bill?

The sword doesn't have a special name, but it is known as the Hattori Hanzo sword or Hattori Hanzo Katana.

Is a Hattori Hanzo sword real?

The sword and the storyline are fictional, even though there was a man called Hattori Hanzo.