One of the renowned blades of Japan, the Japanese wakizashi is the shorter of the two Asian swords carried by samurai during the feudal period. The blade of the Asian short sword extends about eighteen inches. The design of a battle-ready wakizashi resembles a katana, featuring many of the same elaborate fittings. The traditional wakizashi was normally laid on the floor inside any home a samurai visited, leaving the tanto as the only blade carried within the residence. The samurai wakizashi was used as a secondary blade when fighting and served as an tool of ceremonial suicide. Medieval Collectables carries many collectible swords designed by top manufacturers from around the world. These high carbon and Damascus steel wakizashi are highly detailed, making them excellent display pieces when they are not in use.
The Samurai Wakizashi was individually made by hand with a natural wood grip and a sheath covered with hand bound and braided leather. The workmanship put into each sword attests to each being an authentically functional work of art.
The Warrior Series swords are very handsome and share the same steel, heat treatment, and sharpness as their more expensive Imperial counterparts. Like the Imperial swords, they have same, cord wrapped handles, and quality fittings.
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The Soul of Samurai Wakizashi will awaken the Samurai in you with this beautifully handcrafted functional sword. Polished grips of exotic ebony accented by brass create the perfect handle for the hand forged high carbon steel blade.
Our factory has used only traditional materials for our Japanese swords fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made to give the Imperial Katana the finest look possible.
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The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant lines and simple beauty, but also for the technique and skill that went into its construction.
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The ever-popular Practical Katana, Wakizashi and Tanto give the martial artist the opportunity to own and use a Hanwei sword at the cost of an economy sword. The blades are forged and differentially hardened.
Each piece in the Kami set has a hand-forged and folded K120C powder steel blade with a long (o) kissaki featuring a hand engraved 'Fudo' Horomono and Bo-Hi. Saya are deeply lacquered in red, with a black ring-carved section at the mouth.
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The Wind and Thunder Wakizashi works great for tameshigiri, the Japanese art of target test cutting that began in the Edo period. It has a thick, heavy blade and includes a gorgeous wind and thunder design.
Made as a companion piece for our Practical Plus Katana and Tanto, the Wakizashi features a high carbon forged steel blade with a prominent hamon, genuine same, and a handle wrap specially developed for its gripping qualities.
The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Daisho (SH1018, SH1019) have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword. Add the Golden Oriole Wakizashi to your collection as a beautiful example of this style.
The Raptor Wakizashi is designed to match all of the katanas in our Raptor Katana line, and it makes a great cutting tool and display weapon on its own, too! Wakizashis were typically worn with a katana as a sign of an official samurai.
Our Bamboo Mat Wakizashi features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanweis own high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon.
The Lion Dog Wakizashi features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanweis own high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior performance with an outstanding O-choji hamon.
Wakizashi swords were adopted by samurai in feudal era Japan to complement their larger katanas. The Golden Warrior Samurai Wakizashi is a splendid and functional example of this historic style of Japanese weaponry.
There are those who consider the Japanese sword to be one of the most perfect blades in history. While there is no proving that in terms of function, it is hard to disagree that this Kaeru Wakizashi is truly beautiful sword.
It has been said that the koi fish possesses bravery and tenacity that is not unlike the samurai. For that reason, we offer up this Koi Wakizashi as a blade that pays homage to both the fish and the warrior from the land of Japan.
Damascus steel swords are revered as some of the strongest, sharpest blades to have ever existed. This Honshu Black Damascus Wakizashi combines this style of steel with a classic Japanese blade to create a powerful slicing machine.
The tsuba of the Limited Edition Bamboo Wakizashi is hand-cut and engraved from pure iron. The nanako, or stippled pattern, on the tsuba is accomplished by hand, quite a feat of patience with a stunning result.
When you want an oriental sword with a utilitarian design that you can use to practice your skills, then the Black Wood Wakizashi makes a good option. This functional Japanese sword has a practical design without unnecessary frills.
There are few birds as terrifying as a raptor, its sharp talons prepared to take down prey in a swift movement. The Hunter Wakizashi is a sword for the feudal samurai whose innate hunting skills mirror those of a savage raptor.