Making Tanjiro's Katana from [Demon Slayer]
Making Tanjiro's Katana from Demon Slayer by Ilya Alekseyev using traditional Japanese methods to bring Tanjiro's Katana to life.
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This Video is shot more as a Katana making documentary then a normal episode from us. During the making of the Tanjiro's Katana Ilya give quite a few talks about how anime relates to the art of Japanese sword making and how it effected the western culture as far back as the Renaissance and continues to do so today. In Demon Slayer this Nichirin Blade has a blackened color to it after Tanjiro wields it. So, after a hand stone polish the katana was then darkened using acid and the hamon was then finger stoned back into place. The Katana was forged from Tamahagane and made as close to tradition as possible. In this video we show every last piece of the sword being made even the Saya and the pieces that go with it. If you want to see a Katana making video that shows every single step then this is the one for you!
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  • That Works
    That Works

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    • Natsume Aoi
      Natsume Aoi

      Can u make more sword from kimetsu no yaiba and bleach..

    • Varish Mir
      Varish Mir

      Why hasn’t there been any requests for Zoro’s shusui that’s an epic katana

    • Alpha Calixtus Santos
      Alpha Calixtus Santos

      Do Edward Elric's metal arm from Full Metal Alchemist

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    • Bruno Filho
      Bruno Filho

      Yo so I saw this video and I wanted to ask if you would ever in your life start making the katana swords to sell or something because I would be more than honored to buy one made from you

  • Adam Xiong
    Adam Xiong

    This man is a true sword-smith. He is true to functionality and as well as quality in design.

  • Timothy Gilkey
    Timothy Gilkey

    WOOOW!!! great JOB!!! how did you get the peices of metal to build the blade???

  • C00KIE_ _NiNjA
    C00KIE_ _NiNjA

    Zenitsu's blade will be more fascinating, i really wanna see u guys make it 😁

  • Grayclaw1

    That is an art work. Gorgeous work of art in that sword.

  • Armando Garcia
    Armando Garcia

    Jamás he visto un video con tanto detalle

  • Biggie Chunggie
    Biggie Chunggie

    I'll take your entire stock

  • Ashamiel

    Make Kyojuro Rengoku Katana from Demon Slayer next pls

  • Frantic Drake
    Frantic Drake

    I started watching demon slayer yesterday.... WTF GOOGLE


    Best sword aveeeeer 😍😍😍😍🤩🥰


    Only manga readers will understand that this sword is useless and soon we will see the new one that tanjiro is going to use

  • Rahul chandaniya
    Rahul chandaniya

    Hey you should make Ichigo's bankai from bleach as well

  • Rahul chandaniya
    Rahul chandaniya

    Inosuke : Hmmm why its only one blade where is another one?

  • Randy Nacol
    Randy Nacol

    Beautiful work of art . Illy when you see those who go on Forged and Fire make Katanas ,having to do this in 4 or 5 days and then the quailty it takes to build your which i'm sure took months ,Do you think the general viewing public looses the art of your Craft and knolegde ?

  • ꧁ Juan World ꧂
    ꧁ Juan World ꧂

    27:45 it's the review :P

  • ten newt
    ten newt

    Looks fun I wonder if should I try making stuff like this

  • Hendrio Santiago
    Hendrio Santiago

    Gonjiro will be pleased

  • JaredANY

    Can you try zenitsu katana

  • Ben L.
    Ben L.

    I know this would be a very jarring and quite possibly emotionally painful sword to make, but, Inosuke's chipped Nichirin swords?

  • Tina Bhadra
    Tina Bhadra

    Now I understand why ichigo and tanjiro has those red diamond design on their katanas. Respect

  • Cozmic Pyxl
    Cozmic Pyxl

    NAH! Do some water breathing forms then I will be impressed. Just kidding!

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  • Sukris Steiner
    Sukris Steiner

    I thought the katana blade was black🤔

  • Luis Rivas
    Luis Rivas

  • 모나코_あい

    스고이 근데 왜 미국서 만드너 일본건데

  • Antonio Morera
    Antonio Morera

    So this is how he looks like without that mask

  • Jairo Villaflor
    Jairo Villaflor

    Please do Whitebeard's Naginata from One piece

  • Alex Salmon
    Alex Salmon

    When she says she wants it faster 3:17

  • horeocheese

    Wow holy shit this is awesome, Collin Farrell

  • Hassan Raza
    Hassan Raza

    This is at least the 10th or 12th time watching this

  • Nicholas Fleitas
    Nicholas Fleitas

    How much?? That looks awesome though



  • Gustavo Henrique
    Gustavo Henrique

    I was expecting him to cut a giant rock with it

  • ItsThomasu

    It’s just a katana

  • Gernadine dela Rosa
    Gernadine dela Rosa


  • YungFlex 200
    YungFlex 200

    If you could pick any Elemental spirit to Be in your sword what would it be Fine would be water

  • jayayu farm
    jayayu farm

    Sir, your katana it will kill

  • Ambara Arya Anandita
    Ambara Arya Anandita

    Really want to know how to order such masterpiece. Marvelous works

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne

    Do inosuke!!

  • Indiana Farid Martadi
    Indiana Farid Martadi

    How about making ronoroa zorro's katana from one piece..

  • Константин Илиев
    Константин Илиев

    cena ?

  • Peakks Skynic
    Peakks Skynic

    I want to quit school just to do this but I am still young lol

  • Jonathan Vieira
    Jonathan Vieira

    great job

  • Rellymackin

    Do inosuke

  • Drippywtf

    Tanjiro watching this 🗡 🌊

  • cloud amor
    cloud amor

    i wonder how the first person figured out how to blacksmith. this is insane

  • Slender

    yo, wonderful video bro ! nice !

  • El Mauri oggetti da collezione
    El Mauri oggetti da collezione

    True art of forging

  • Raunak Mishra
    Raunak Mishra

    Now try breaking a boulder with it

  • Apo-clypse

    Accidentally throws in the metal to start fire and forges coal

  • Irnanda Bagus
    Irnanda Bagus

    haganezuka: i'm proud of you boys

  • Rekan Phanton
    Rekan Phanton

    I buy it

  • King Of the Beast
    King Of the Beast

    After watching Mugen Train, Haganezuka is going to murder Tanjiro

  • P_ programer
    P_ programer

    That's a beautiful art :)

  • Petya228

    разруби валун)


    its katana nichirin but tajiro katana nichirin

  • Dawaa bymbatsetseg
    Dawaa bymbatsetseg

    Tanjiro katana what

  • JustMyManJake

    I need this guy

  • Roykookie


  • luffy ff
    luffy ff

    Relax in vedio

  • JWsupercraft

    Now cut a boulder in half...

  • Jaden Do
    Jaden Do

    Omg pog dog sog wog log

  • Alex Sandoval
    Alex Sandoval

  • Wellen Kat
    Wellen Kat

    muito braba, quero uma ;3

  • Ruben Ilyes
    Ruben Ilyes

    What contains the gray material that you put on the blade?

    • KingLT82


  • willians vargas
    willians vargas

    una obra maestra

  • MussabSama

    He breaks his katana in everyfight sooo u gotta keep makin new ones

  • Teomaxx

    He kinda lost his sword in the film....gotta make the new he has as well :))

  • Nex film
    Nex film

  • LandO

    In the future please make Rengokus, 😔

  • P·E·A·C·H·Y ·
    P·E·A·C·H·Y ·

    omg how lucky you are you have tanjiro blade 😭

  • Tanjiro Kamado
    Tanjiro Kamado

    So that's where my sword went huh?

  • BloodyRain vQ
    BloodyRain vQ

    Rengoku sword plssss

  • Daunt Less
    Daunt Less

    Amazing build it was really interesting and has alot if detail but I've been training with sword's for 8 years now and the way he drew and swung the sword was very dangerous it was in the wrong position and it was razor sharp ( very impressive how he got it that sharp in a relatively small amount of time) so please please take lesson or at least be careful when showing off a sword like that Also I'm not being condescending or trying to sound cool I'm genuinely worried

  • Rene Reale
    Rene Reale

    Tanjiro Katana is black ?

  • J.D

    Hey it's Ilya from "man at arms" this guy is a master at his craft

  • Nathan Carabajal
    Nathan Carabajal

    This is the 2nd time I've watched this and noticed its missing the Japanese engraving in the blade. Other than that the sword is awesome

  • DreamLikeADragon

    Would you guys ever make Green/Blue Dragon ; Guan Yu's Pole-arm/Crescent Blade From Total War Three Kingdoms/Dynasty Warriors Series?

  • -{シTa̸nji̸ro̸ Ka̸ma̸do̸シ}-
    -{シTa̸nji̸ro̸ Ka̸ma̸do̸シ}-

    Now I know why they were so upset when Inosuke started chipping away at his katana! Katanas are really hard to make by the looks of it. And oh my gosh that’s beautiful ❤️

  • Fuck Google
    Fuck Google

    Ilya, the history lesson alone is worth the watch. Thank you for continuing to make these videos sharing your passion with us all.

  • Mr. KRT
    Mr. KRT

    Talk about precision, much respect to this artist.

  • Chris Andrades
    Chris Andrades

    How does one purchase something of value n catchy to the eye ?

  • Bublub Buh
    Bublub Buh

    Can I have it

  • Maria Orozco
    Maria Orozco


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    nicolas vallet


  • Frostea

    Man I would love to see Ilya make Rengoku's sword next.

  • Gigi Schuster
    Gigi Schuster

    Thanks so much for these amazing videos on Anime Katana. Yato calls forth his Shiki Spirit Yuki: Sekki Regalia...... starts to be blessed before fight scene "I am the god Yato! I now lay thee waste with the Sekki Regalia and expel thy vast defilement! I cleanse thee! --- Rend!" I'd love to see Noragami's Yato's Regalia Shiki Vessel-Sword from the Anime, his sword is very unique as its created through divine spiritual esence that is based on the embodiment of who Yukine his side kick vessel-shiki's self is. How the sword becomes its shape its self very beautiful and unique especially end is no normal Katana. I named my beloved Crested Gecko Yato as his mannerisms and speed, his chasing crickets reminded me of Yato-gamai hunting down tainted spirits and cleansing blight through purification. Yato protects Hiyori a human who has part of herself on the off shores where spirits reside and kami, yet at same time in human world. Yato's Shiki Regalia is the most beautiful of Katana and so unique, I'm just dieing to see you guys forge it. Rend (斬 zan; "decapitation") is a spell that allows the caster to deal a fatal blow to a phantom, effectively annihilating it. It appears to be usable only by gods and requires a shiki capable of taking the form of a weapon to serve as the medium. So far in the series, it has only been used by Yato the sword regalia becomes or as its Yukine reaches enlightenment and the one sword turns into two know as "Blessed Vessels"

  • Haku Shiro
    Haku Shiro

    Thats a lot of words to only say "i vape and have a fedora collection".

  • Olov Nilsson
    Olov Nilsson

    The worlds most professional weeb

  • coc/toutpuissant

    how can I buy this katana?

  • Lorenzo

    Zenitsu sword next??

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  • jtgolden1s

    My first video from this channel, wow the quality and content is amazing

  • Uku Ainso
    Uku Ainso

    take my money

  • fearlesss

    holy fuck

  • Liam Hamlin
    Liam Hamlin

    Wow, this was an awesome video. And a beautiful sword at that! If I had to give one point of criticism though; in my opinion the music was way too loud in comparison to all the other audio throughout the video, especially your dialogue as that seemed to be the quietest surprisingly enough. For context; I have a smaller apartment and I'm watching this later at night so I don't want it to be too loud. Yet when I have the video at a volume where I can easily hear your voice, the music comes in just blaring and I have to turn down my speakers then turn them back up when you start talking again. Like I said before, great video and I loved the end product! However in my opinion, the audio could use a little fine tuning.

  • Hysteria.exe

    i realy wanted them to wear clown masks

  • Tanzim Alam
    Tanzim Alam

    You know what? When I’m gonna be a millionaire or have 10 000 $ I’m going to buy this katana

  • Rob Müller
    Rob Müller


  • elly k
    elly k

    This man is Haganezuka...