Functional Wakizashis from Medieval Collectables
The Japanese Wakizashi is the shorter of the two swords carried by the Japanese Samurai warrior. The blade of the Japanese Wakizashi is about eighteen inches, which is like the long sword but the fittings are often more elaborate. The Japanese wakizashi was normal carried and was taken into the house and laid on the floor by the owner, while the Japanese katana was left at the entrance of the home. The Japanese wakizashi was used as a supplementary arm in fighting and also for ceremonial suicide. Medieval Collectables has listed all the fully functional Japanese wakizashis that we carry from top manufacturers around the world. These Wakizashi maunfacturers include Cold Steel, CAS Iberia and Hanwei. Our Japanese katanas are highly detailed and constructed of the finest steel giving them strength and durability.
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.
On Sale For: $400.00
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.
On Sale For: $544.00
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.
On Sale For: $540.00
Our Orchid set is as quick as it is beautiful with a relatively light blade of folded K120C and striking koshirae. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka, and the tsuka-ito and sageo on all three pieces are woven from premium Japanese cotton.
Each piece in the Shinto Daisho has a hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade with Bo-Hi. The blade is differentially hardened using the traditional claying method. The Shinto is mounted in black and the tsuka-ito is made of premium black Japanese cotton.
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.
On Sale For: $999.00
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 furniture of each piece in the Great Wave Set (SH5004, SH5002, SH5022) displays the renowned Tomoe motif used frequenly for family crests and shrine decoration. The tsuba, fuchi, & kashira are made of blackened iron and feature the Tomoe crest (mon).
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.
The quality of a Japanese blade is rarely called into question, as they are considered to be some of the finest blades in the world. The Cobra Steel Wakizashi takes that quality and cutting ability and turns it into a survival knife.
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.
The Limited Edition Lotus Wakizashi fittings are hand-cut and shaped from pure iron, a tough material that takes a deep black patina. The Lotus design of the tsuba is in an older, simpler style that reflects the nature of the sword.
This Limited Edition Ocean Wakizashi features an ocean theme with a nami, or wave, tsuba and turbulent water fuchi and kashira as decoration. The blade is hand forged and differentially hardened 1075 high carbon steel.
Dragons appear throughout Japanese folklore and mythology as serpentine deities often associated with water. The Bronze Oriental Dragon Wakizashi displays this mystical creature in the ornamentation of the bronze sword guard.
A lovely reproduction of an antique blade from the collection of Steven Seagal, this oriental sword possesses an extremely distinctive style. The Steven Seagal Signature Wakizashi comes with a black lacquered wood scabbard.
On Sale For: $600.00
Offering a modern spin on the traditional Japanese blade, the Brass Menuki Samurai Wakizashi makes an excellent collectible weapon to add to your collection. This functional oriental sword possesses a striking appearance.
Combining traditional and modern ideals, the Honshu Tactical Wakizashi is dependable like its elegant predecessors. Do not be distracted by the beauty of this sword - it is a devastating weapon when properly manipulated.
Shown as serpentine water deities, Japanese dragons appear in many legends and pieces of artwork. The Copper Dragon Wakizashi with Dragon Scabbard draws upon the mythological creature for the inspiration of its elegant ornamentation.
The excellent craftsmanship and hand forged quality of the Golden Dragonfly Wakizashi make this a sword for the collector searching for a work of art. This wakizashi is impressive, to say the least, and will look stunning in your home.
The Honshu Boshin Wakizashi is a functional weapon of effortless elegance and style. With a matching satin finish on the 1060 high carbon steel blade, guard, and pommel, this battle-ready sword makes a sleek addition to any arsenal.
A symbol of luck, longevity, loyalty, and strength, the crane remains a much-beloved creature in Japan. Decorated with a gorgeous crane motif, the Mizutori Crane Wakizashi serves as an impressive, high-performance blade.
On Sale For: $512.00
Miyamoto Musashi was a 15th century samurai, an expert of Japanese swordsmanship, painter, and the author of The Book of Five Rings. This Musashi Wakizashi has many nice features, including a black iron tsuba of his design.
Mirroring the craftsmanship and materials of the Gold Lion Katana, our Gold Lion Wakizashi is an equally beautiful oriental blade. The functional wakizashi serves as an exquisite companion sword or stand-alone weapon in its own right.
On Sale For: $546.40
Wielding a Shikoto Longquan Master Wakizashi is like shaking hands with history. Crafted using Bronze Age swordsmith methods, each T10 high carbon steel blade has been hammer forged and clay tempered to produce a visible hamon line.
When warriors of feudal Japan wore a wakizashi together with a katana, it was the official sign that the wearer was a Samurai. This Kondoru Wakizashi makes a simple and elegant addition to any collection of historic Japanese weapons.