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The Wakizashi is a traditional short sword of Japan. A close quarters weapon of choice by the Samurai. Quicker and easier to manoeuvre one handed. Often accompanied with the katana. Worn in the belt (obi) edge up.

Our hand forged Black Dragon wakizashi has a fully tempered, polished and sharpened carbon steel blade. Done in traditional Japanese style. It features a beautiful bo-hi (blood groove) on a time tested shinogi-zukuri blade profile.

Please Note: Our current model has white sting rayskin on the grip.

[KEY FEATURES]
- Razor Sharp, Hand-forged Blade. Correctly tempered by Artisan Smiths.
- Suitable for the backyard tamishigiri practitioner.
- Blade features a "Bo-Hi" commonly known as a "Blood Groove" with etched hamon.
- Traditional Japanese style hand polish, on stones.
- Ornate dragon handguard.
- Brass handle fittings in ancient Japanese "Tomoe" wheel theme.
- Wooden handle with genuine stingray skin, and black bindings. Featuring black alloy dragon ornaments.
- Solid wood sheath in deep black high gloss lacquer.
- Overall very stealthy design.
- Can be Dissembled & Assembled.

[DIMENSIONS]
Lengths:
Sheathed - 800mm
Drawn – 765mm
Blade with Habaki – 555mm
Handle with Guard – 220mm
Sori – 15mm
Weights:
Drawn Weight – 0.84kg
POB - 85mm

[SPECIFICATIONS]
Blade:
Material – 1045ANSI
Construction – Mono Tempered
Hamon – Etched
Bohi – Both Sides
Tang – Full Double Pegged
Koshirae, Tsuba & Saya:
Tsuba – Alloy
Fuchi & Kashira - Cast Brass
Menuki - Alloy
Tsuka-ito - Synthetic
Sageo – Synthetic
Tuska – Timber with Rayskin
Saya – Timber Lacqured

Includes black cotton sword bag, and care instructions.

Stands sold separately.

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  • Auckland - Tracked/ Insured Freight$8.90
  • North Island - Tracked/ Insured Freight$10.90
  • South Island - Tracked/ Insured Freight$13.90
  • North Island Rural - Tracked/ Insured Freight$13.50
  • South Island Rural - Tracked/ Insured Freight$15.50
  • Additional Sword of Similar Size$5.00
  • Additional Knife / Small Item$2.00
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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