Japanese Wakizashi T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Kiriha Zukuri with Hadori Polish
This Japanese Wakizashi is made of T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel with Hadori Polish and Kiriha Zukuri Kissaki, featuering Rosewood Saya With Buffalo Horn and High Quality Copper Fittings
Sword Type: Wakizashi
Steel Type: T10 Folded Clay Tempered Steel Hadori Polish
Blade Length: 51 Centimeters
Handle Length: 21 Centimeters
Blade Width: 3.2 Centimeters
Tang: Full Tang
Blood Groove: Double Bohi (Blood Groove)
Tsuba (Handguard): High Quality Copper Tsuba
Fuchi (Hilt Collar): High Quality Copper Fuchi
Kashira (Pommel): High Quality Copper Kashira
Menuki (Handle Ornaments): High Quality Copper Menuki
Saya (Scabbard): Rosewood Saya With Buffalo Horn
Ito (Wrap): Authentic Black Leather
Ray Skin (Samegawa): Black
Sword Bag: Silk
This is a T10 folded and clay tempered Wakizashi sword with the Kiriha Zukuri Kissaki. It weighs 1.35 kilograms, while the blade is 51 centimeters long and 3.2 centimeters wide. It has a Tsuka that measures 21 centimeters long, allowing for a comfortable grip.
T10 Folded Clay Tempered Sword with the Kiriha Zukuri Kissaki
This Wakizashi has a blade that is tough, sturdy, durable, and great for cutting practice. The T10 steel is also called High Speed Steel since it’s believed to excel over other steel types.
The steel has also undergone through the folding process. This creates Hada patterns on the blade’s surface which adds to the sword’s artistic value. Remember, this does not enhance the sword’s performance or efficiency.
Being a clay tempered Wakizashi, it has a different kind of solidity and hardness. This is due to the non-uniform spreading out of the clay slurry. With this, it provides the Wakizashi with a flexible and forgeable spine.
The Kiriha Zukuri is a blade type featuring a Shinogi on each side. It is an ancient form that appeared during the end of the Heian era.
The Superior Wakizashi Blade
This Wakizashi has a sharpened blade, so it is functional upon purchase and can further sharpened to razor sharp level during checking. the blade is full tang and feature a battle ready blade.
This handmade sword features double Bohi, Its function is to help lessen the weight of the sword. making it a lighter and quicker piece to handle.
Fittings, Wrap, and Design of the Tsuka
The fittings of this Wakizashi are all made from high quality copper. These comprise of the Tsuba, Menuki, Fuchi, and the Kashira.
Its Tsuka is covered by a black Samegawa that is beneath an authentic black leather Ito or Tsuka Ito. Both of these wraps are functional, yet are also for aesthetics. These protect the Tsuka: the Ito prevents issues from occurring. As for the Samegawa, it keeps your hands from sweating, leaving them dry.
What is great about these is that both prevent your hands from slipping over the Tsuka. This is important especially during practice or training.
This Wakizashi has a rosewood Saya with buffalo horn. It helps keep the blade clean, dust-free, and beautiful at all times. Aside from this, there is also a silk sword bag available. The bag is necessary for times when you need to carry the sword around.
The Wakizashi – A Samurai Warriors Auxiliary Sword
The Wakizashi is a weapon used as far back as the 15th and 16th centuries. It was the backup sword of the Samurai, and best for close quarter battles.
The Wakizashi also had other uses: for beheading an enemy, and to commit Seppuku. It was among the few short swords available for the Samurai. These were the Chisa Katana and the Yoroi Toshi.
Wakizashi was a term that was not specific for any blade length. It was an abbreviation Wakizashi No Katana or sword thrust on one’s side. It was a term used for all companion swords.
Yet it wasn’t until the Edo period when Japanese leaders tried regulating rules. They wanted to control the types of swords and only some social groups could wear them. It was then that the official length of the Katana and Wakizashi were made.