Japanese Wakizashis

One of the iconic blades of Japan, the traditional wakizashi is the shorter of the two oriental swords carried by samurai during the feudal period. The blade of the Japanese short sword extends about eighteen inches. The design of a functional wakizashi resembles a katana, featuring many of the same elaborate fittings. The Japanese 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 oriental wakizashi was used as a secondary blade when fighting and served as an instrument of ceremonial suicide. Medieval Collectibles carries many collectible wakizashi designed by top manufacturers from around the world. These Damascus and high carbon steel wakizashi are highly detailed, making them excellent display pieces when they are not in use.
Bamboo Mat Wakizashi
Bamboo Mat Wakizashi

Item #: SH2448

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.

Price: $980.00
Black Wood Wakizashi
Black Wood Wakizashi

Item #: MC-TR-034M

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.

Price: $80.00
Brass Menuki Samurai Wakizashi
Brass Menuki Samurai Wakizashi

Item #: MC-RY-3205L

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.

Price: $120.00
Copper Dragon Wakizashi with Dragon Scabbard
Copper Dragon Wakizashi with Dragon Scabbard

Item #: MC-RY-3200M

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.

Price: $500.00
Dragonfly Wakazashi
Dragonfly Wakazashi

Item #: 07-88DW

Elegance and skill are the hallmarks of traditional Japanese blades. The Dragonfly Wakazashi honors the legacy of samurai with skillful craftsmanship and beauty made larger than its feudal counterpart to better suit the modern warrior.

Price: $674.99
On Sale For: $540.00
Gold Lion Wakizashi
Gold Lion Wakizashi

Item #: 07-88ABW

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.

Price: $682.99
On Sale For: $546.40
Golden Dragonfly Wakizashi
Golden Dragonfly Wakizashi

Item #: SH2470

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.

Price: $1,150.00
Golden Oriole Wakizashi
Golden Oriole Wakizashi

Item #: SH1019

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.

Price: $770.00
Golden Warrior Samurai Wakizashi
Golden Warrior Samurai Wakizashi

Item #: ED2142

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.

Price: $141.55
Honshu Black Damascus Wakizashi
Honshu Black Damascus Wakizashi

Item #: UC3079

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.

Price: $362.00
Honshu Boshin Wakizashi
Honshu Boshin Wakizashi

Item #: UC3125

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.

Price: $163.00
Hunter Wakizashi
Hunter Wakizashi

Item #: SH2472

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.

Price: $1,500.00
Imperial Wakazashi
Imperial Wakazashi

Item #: 07-88W

In homage to the Japanese swords of old, the Imperial Wakazashi has been made using high quality, traditional materials for its fittings. The curved blade is made of hand polished carbon steel, making this ornate piece a functional weapon.

Price: $679.99
On Sale For: $544.00
Kaeru Wakizashi
Kaeru Wakizashi

Item #: SH2468

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.

Price: $1,050.00
Koi Wakizashi
Koi Wakizashi

Item #: SH2466

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.

Price: $895.00
Kondoru Wakizashi
Kondoru Wakizashi

Item #: BK-CTK10131675HC

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.

Price: $279.98
Limited Edition Bamboo Wakizashi
Limited Edition Bamboo Wakizashi

Item #: SC4015

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.

Price: $2,379.00
Limited Edition Lotus Wakizashi
Limited Edition Lotus Wakizashi

Item #: SC4014

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.

Price: $1,869.00
Limited Edition Ocean Wakizashi
Limited Edition Ocean Wakizashi

Item #: SC4004

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.

Price: $2,299.00
Lion Dog Wakizashi
Lion Dog Wakizashi

Item #: SH2449

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.

Price: $1,160.00
Lotus Seed Wakizashi
Lotus Seed Wakizashi

Item #: SD35310

The Lotus Seed Wakizashi is inspired by the lotus plant, whose cyclical life cycle, from humble seed to stately flower, represents the circular journey of enlightenment. Rooted in mud, the lotus presents a beautiful pure blossom.

Price: $749.00
Mizutori Crane Wakizashi
Mizutori Crane Wakizashi

Item #: 07-88CKW

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.

Price: $639.99
On Sale For: $512.00
Musashi Wakizashi
Musashi Wakizashi

Item #: MC-TR-005

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.

Price: $144.00
Oriental Dragon Wakizashi
Oriental Dragon Wakizashi

Item #: MC-RY-3041M

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.

Price: $300.00
Pine Crane Wakizashi
Pine Crane Wakizashi

Item #: SD35300

A Japanese idiom depicts the crane, symbolizing respect and power, as having the final word of authority in a debate. The pine tree is another symbol of power, longevity, and wisdom. Both are represented on the Pine Crane Wakizashi.

Price: $819.00
Practical Plus Wakizashi
Practical Plus Wakizashi

Item #: SH2118

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.

Price: $340.00
Practical Wakizashi
Practical Wakizashi

Item #: SH2061

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.

Price: $280.00
Raptor Wakizashi
Raptor Wakizashi

Item #: SH2422

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.

Price: $350.00
Samurai Wakizashi
Samurai Wakizashi

Item #: ED2028

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.

Price: $208.05
Shikoto Longquan Master Wakizashi
Shikoto Longquan Master Wakizashi

Item #: UC3192

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.

Price: $475.00
Soul of Samurai Wakizashi
Soul of Samurai Wakizashi

Item #: ED2034

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.

Price: $179.55
Steven Seagal Signature Wakizashi
Steven Seagal Signature Wakizashi

Item #: 07-88PKW

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.

Price: $749.99
On Sale For: $600.00