The samurai usually had a set of three swords – a long katana, a shorter wakizashi and a dagger called tanto. The first one is definitely the most famous and it was even said that it carried its owner's soul. The process of forging it was a mystery and a sacred art that required a set of rituals to be done by a blacksmith before and during his work. On the present day, you can even order a samurai sword online. The shop SpecialReplicas.com stocks a lot of superb replicas of a wakizashi, a katana, a tanto and a decorative shirasaya.