Unsharpened Hand-Forged Wakizashi
Required by the shogunate government to carry a daisho sword pair, many Edo period samurai chose to wield wakizashi swords as their secondary weapon. Shorter than katanas but longer than tantos, wakizashis served as backup weapons that functioned well in close quarters situations. While katanas were customarily left outside palace or castle doors before entry, samurai were permitted to carry their wakizashi blades with them inside, making wakizashis indoor fighting weapons.
While this Japanese style wakizashi lacks the sharp blade of the samurai swords of old, its design reflects the revered craftsmanship of Japanese swords. This genuine wakizashi sword has a handmade 1045 carbon steel blade. Shining under the light, this 20" long blade has notare style hamon lines and blood grooves running down its length. With a dull edge, the blade of this practice wakizashi is better suited for safe training. At 30.5" long and weighing 1 lb 13.2 oz while unsheathed, this unsharpened training wakizashi is heavy enough to aid in building muscle memory and form.
The handcrafted blade isn't the only genuine feature of this short samurai sword. This traditional style wakizashi has a gorgeous tsuka (handle) and tsuba (guard) that complement the beauty of its blade. Wrapped with real ray skin, the handle has a rough texture that improves grip. Crossing over the white colored rayskin are the black cotton tsuka-ito (handle wrappings), the diamond tsukamaki pattern providing a soft, secure hold on the handle. Beneath the wrappings are ornate dragon menuki (handle ornaments). These magnificent black colored dragons have detailed scales, spikes, and whiskers that are visible underneath the intricately wrapped cords. At one end of the 9.5" long handle is the black finished metal kashira (pommel), a matching fuchi (collar) on the other. Crafted from metal and finished in black, 3" diameter tsuba (guard) has an exquisite sunflower design. Associated with loyalty, longevity, and adoration in Japanese culture, sunflowers are fitting symbols for these samurai short swords.
For protecting the blade of this handcrafted Japanese style sword, sheathe it in its matte black wooden saya (scabbard). With black sageo cord wrappings and gold colored shito-dome, this samurai wakizashi is just as beautiful while in its scabbard as it is while unsheathed. Weighing 2 lbs and 3.0 oz and measuring 32" long while sheathed, this short katana would make a wonderful addition to your katana collection or your own daisho sword set! If you choose not to display or use this unsharpened wakizashi, however, you can preserve its integrity by storing it in its black cloth sword bag with a tie.
Whether you are searching for wakizashi training swords for safe practice, looking for wakizashis to complete a daisho set of your own, or simply admire the craftsmanship of Japanese style swords, you will appreciate one of these unsharpened wakizashi swords! Add this Unsharpened Hand Forged Wakizashi to your collection of katanas and Japanese weapons today!
Unsharpened Hand Forged Wakizashi Highlights:
- Handmade 1045 Carbon Steel Blade
- Dull Blade for Display or Practice
- Notare Style Hamon Line
- Black Metal Sunflower Tsuba (Guard)
- Detailed Dragon Menuki (Handle Ornaments)
- Black Cotton Tsukamaki (Handle Wrap)
- Real White Ray Skin Tsuka (Handle)
- Black Metal Kashira and Fuchi
- Matte Black Wooden Scabbard
- Gold Colored Shito-Dome
- Black Sageo Cords
- Length Sheathed: 32"
- Length Unsheathed: 30.5"
- Weight Sheathed: Approx. 2 lbs 3.0 oz
- Weight Unsheathed: Approx. 1 lb 13.2 oz
- Tsuba Diameter: Approx. 3"
- Blade Length: Approx. 20"
- Handle Length: Approx. 9.5"
- Black Cloth Sword Bag with Tie
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