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 Collectibles 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.
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 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.
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.
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 original work of art.
There are those who consider the Japanese sword to be one of the most perfect blades in history. And while there is no proving that in terms of function, it is hard to disagree that this Kaeru Wakizashi is most definitely a truly beautiful sword.
The quality of a Japanese blade is rarely called into question, as they are typically considered to be some of the finest blades in the world. The Cobra Steel Wakizashi takes that fine quality and cutting ability and turns it into a rugged survival knife.
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.
The Soul of Samurai Wakizashi will awaken the Samurai in you with this beautifully handcrafted functional sword. Smooth polished grips of exotic ebony accented by gleaming solid brass create the perfect handle for the hand forged high carbon steel blade.
The Warrior Series swords are very handsome in their own right 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.
Bushido, or 'Way of the Warrior', defines the code of conduct an honorable Samurai must follow. Much more than the western ideal of chivalry Bushido is a way of life; in both ancient and modern times.
It has been said that the koi fish possesses bravery and tenacity that is not unlike the samurai. And for that reason, we offer up this Koi Wakizashi as a blade that pays homage to both the brave fish and the legendary warrior from the land of Japan.
Our Bamboo Mat Wakizashi features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanwei's own high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon.
Our factory has used only traditional materials for our Japanese sword's fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made and finely crafted in nickel-silver brass.
The Katana of the Wind and Thunder set is designed specifically for the martial artist who needs a sword to meet the demands of heavy target cutting. The Katana features a heavier and thicker blade with traditional furniture and fittings.
The simple lines of the Golden Oriole Daisho have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword. The story told by the stunning tsuba is of a mantis stealthily stalking the cricket, unaware that he is himself being stalked by the Golden Oriole.
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 Lion Dog Wakizashi features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanwei's own high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior performance with an outstanding O-choji hamon.
Made as a companion piece for our Practical Plus Katana and Tanto, the Wakizashi features an edge-tempered high carbon forged steel blade with a prominent hamon, genuine same on the Tsuka, and a handle wrap specially developed for its gripping qualities.
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.