Wakizashi Sword- High Carbon 1095 Steel- 31"
Wakizashi Sword- High Carbon 1095 Steel- 31"
Wakizashi Sword- Short Katana - High Carbon 1095 Steel Japanese Sword- 31.5"

Wakizashi Sword- High Carbon 1095 Steel- 31"

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The Wakizashi: A Symbol of Samurai Tradition and Precision

Embodying the essence of the samurai spirit, the wakizashi is more than just a piece of weaponry. It stands as a symbol of readiness, honor, and precision, integral to the way of the samurai. This traditional Japanese sword, with its blade length ranging from 12 to 24 inches, served not only as a secondary weapon but also as a profound emblem of the samurai’s soul and status. The daishō—meaning "big-little"—pair of the wakizashi and the katana, was a distinguished mark of the samurai class during feudal Japan, worn with both grace and authority.

Distinct in its craftsmanship, the wakizashi is recognized for its unique forge work, differing in shape and design from the katana. Its versatility extended beyond the battlefield, being used in close-quarter combat, ceremonial purposes, and the solemn act of seppuku, ensuring a warrior’s honor was maintained in death as in life. Its significance was further highlighted during the Edo period through strict regulations on sword lengths, solidifying its esteemed position within the samurai armory.

Blade Craftsmanship:

This exquisite wakizashi boasts a blade forged from 1095 steel, celebrated for its high carbon content of 0.95%, ensuring exceptional edge retention and hardness. With a Rockwell hardness of 56-58 HRC, it exemplifies the pinnacle of traditional weaponry. The blade’s resilience is enhanced by a strategic tempering process, using clay to insulate the spine during quenching. This results in a blade that is not only hard and sharp along the edge but also maintains a softer, more flexible body, offering a perfect balance of strength and flexibility.

Sword Specifications:

  • Overall Length: A masterful 31 inches in length, this wakizashi perfectly balances between practicality and ceremonial elegance.
  • Sheath: Comes with a traditional wooden sheath, both protecting the blade and enhancing its aesthetic appeal.
  • Blade Material: Crafted from superior 1095 steel for unmatched durability and a sharp edge.
  • Tang: Features a full tang that extends into the handle, ensuring optimal structural integrity and balance.
  • Handle: The wooden handle is meticulously crafted, typically wrapped in tsuka-ito for enhanced grip and maneuverability.
  • Rockwell Hardness: The blade’s exceptional hardness not only signifies its sharpness but also its capability for shock absorption.

Wakizashi Sword – The Samurai's Soul:

This wakizashi is not merely a historical artifact; it is a living testament to the samurai's unwavering commitment to their code and culture. Crafted from premium 1095 steel, it is a masterful fusion of deadly efficiency and artistic beauty. This short katana transcends time, echoing the spirit of the samurai who wielded it with unparalleled pride and skill. An essential piece for collectors, historians, or martial arts practitioners, this wakizashi is a profound representation of Japanese tradition and the art of swordsmanship.

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