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The Japanese short sword is called a Wakizashi 脇差 or Kodachi 小太刀.  These swords are used with one hand and were often worn as a companion sword with a katana 刀 (Japanese long sword).  A matched set of katana and wakizashi are called a daisho.  Only the samurai were allowed to wear two swords in ancient Japan. Hanwei Forge makes matching wakizashi and tanto for many of their katana.  The shinken blades are all hand forged hi-carbon steel and are differentially tempered with a traditional clay method.  We also have a selection of un-sharpened iaito wakizashi designed for safe practice.

Shinken (真剣) Wakizashi

Bamboo Mat Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

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. This steel is made in Hanwei's new factory, with high-tech equipment, producing a very pure, advanced-metallurgy blade with excellent edge-holding capability and resilience. The fittings feature a bamboo-themed black iron tsuba, textured in a bamboo mat design with a jointed bamboo rim and highlighted with gold-tipped bamboo leaves. The fuchi/kashira follow the same theme and the golden menuki feature a pair of sparrows. The saya is finished in high-gloss lacquer with horn fittings.

Lion Dog Wakizashi  Get Item Details Get Item Price

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. This steel is made in Hanwei's new factory, with high-tech equipment, producing a very pure advanced-metallurgy blade with the best edge-holding capability and resilience of any blade ever produced by Hanwei. The outstanding performance characteristics of blades forged from HWS-1S steel derive from a combination of the careful selection of alloying elements and a complex processing procedure, basically involving the manipulation of the steel’s carbon content across the blade section. This results in a very tough and resilient blade with a hard, highly abrasion-resistant edge. The sharply detailed fittings feature a Lion-dog themed black iron tsuba, with matching fuchi/kashira and golden peony menuki. The complex saya features a gloss-lacquered ribbed section at the koiguchi/kurikata with the balance spatter-lacquered for a very attractive appearance. The premium multi-colored sageo is hand-woven in pure silk.

Tonbo Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

The blade of the Tonbo wakizashi is hand-forged and folded from powder steel, with a medium-length (chu) kissaki. The saya is a deep black lacquer featuring gold dragonflies. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka. The tsuka-ito is made of premium purple Japanese cotton. The tsuba is crafted in black iron, with detailing in gold and bronze and an exquisite dragonfly scene decoration. The silk sageo compliments this piece and is elegently woven in dark blue and black. The fuchi and kashira are black with bronze and brass detailing, and the kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata are of polished buffalo horn. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction. 

Tonbo Wakizashi 

Hunter Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

The Hunter Wakizashi is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade in the Shonogi Zukuri style, and featuring superb koshirae, the Hunter is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and green striped lacquered saya with green silk sageo compliment the blackened tsuba with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.

Hunter Wakizashi 

Kaeru Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

The blade of the Kaeru wakizashi is hand-forged and folded from powder steel, with a medium-length (chu) kissaki. The saya is deeply lacquered in black. High quality ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka. The tsuka-ito is made of premium dark blue Japanese cotton. The tsuba is crafted in blackened iron, with detailing in gold and silver and a frog on lily pad scene decoration. The silk sageo compliments the theme of the Frog and is elegently woven in dark blue and moss green. The fuchi and kashira are of black with brass detailing, and the kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata are of polished buffalo horn. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction.

Kaeru Wakizashi 

Practical Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

The Practical Wakizashi offers quality at a great price. Blades are forged and differentially tempered to producing an HRC60 edge and HRC40 back. The temper line is authentic and prominent. Cost savings are effected by using fittings which, while making no claims to authenticity, are very strongly built to withstand the rigors of cutting exercises. It is suitable for tameshigiri (test cutting) or kodachi kata.  The CAS Hanwei practical wakizashi fittings match the katana and make a great daisho set. 

Practical Wakizashi 

Practical Plus Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

Made as a companion piece for the Practical Plus Katana, the Wakizashi features an edge-tempered high carbon forged steel blade with a prominent hamon, genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, and a handle wrap (Tsuka-Ito) specially developed for its gripping qualities. The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron "sunburst" design with a brass habaki.   It is suitable for tameshigiri (test cutting) or kodachi kata.  The CAS Iberia practical plus wakizashi fittings match the katana and make a great daisho set.

Practical Plus Wakizashi 

Wind and Thunder Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

The Wind & Thunder Wakizashi is fitted with the black iron Raiden tsuba and Tomoe motif fuchi and kashira. The handle is wrapped in genuine same (ray skin) and the tsuka-ito is premium Japanese black cotton. The saya is done in a traditional black lacquer and the sageo is also black cotton. This sword is an excellent choice for those interested in batto-jutsu.  It is suitable for tameshigiri (test cutting) or kodachi kata.  The CAS Hanwei Wind and Thunder Wakizashi fittings match the katana and make a great daisho set.

Wind and Thunder Wakizashi 

Golden Oriole Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Wakizashi 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 deeply lacquered blue of the saya is repeated in the Japanese cotton tsuka-ito, and the Oriole appears again on the kashira. Supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit.

Golden Oriole 

Kami Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

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. The folding process creates exceptional hada, or grain pattern, along the blade accentuated by the distinctive hamon. Saya are deeply lacquered in red, with a black ring-carved section at the mouth. The ray skin used on the tsuka is of the highest quality, and the tsuka-ito and the sageo are woven from best quality Japanese silk. The Fuchi, Kashira, Kojiri, Koiguchi and Kurigata are all made from blackened bronze, with decoration in relief and selective detailing of copper, silver and gold. The Tsuba, depicting the Kami, or Guardian Warriors, are made from hardened blackened copper, with decoration in relief and selective silver and gold detailing. The Habaki is of two-piece construction, the inner section being copper and the outer section gold-plated brass.

Kami Wakizashi 

Warrior Series Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

The Warrior Series from Cold Steel are strong, good looking, and reasonably priced.  The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made and finely crafted in blackened brass. The Habaki (blade collar) is hand made out of brass and each hilt is covered in Same' (ray skin) and tightly wrapped in the traditional style with black cord. A beautiful Menuki (a small ornamental sculpture inserted between the ray skin and the cord wrappings on the handle) enhances the sword's aesthetic appearance and makes for a sword that is as traditional looking as we can possibly make it. All feature fully sharpened 1055 carbon steel blades, each heat treated to a spring temper.  The wakizashi has a 21" blade and 8 1/2" handle.

Warrior Wakizashi

Raptor Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

While the Wakizashi of the Raptor series provides a matching piece for any of the Raptor katana, it is designed as a very effective cutting tool. Made in the blade style of James Williams' personal Nami Ryu swords, this wakizashi allows the cutting practitioner to perfect techniques for the short sword, at the same time it completes an impressive display.

Raptor Wakizashi

Iaito (居合脇差 ) Wakizashi

Nyumon Iaito Wakizashi Get Item Details Get Item Price

Good no frills starter Iaito.  Nice balance and solid construction.  The Nyumon Jidai Koshirae iaito has a reinforced zinc/aluminum alloy blade.  The tsuka has shark skin inlays and black cotton tsuka-ito.  The saya has a Kuroishime black matte finish.

Nyumon Iaito Wakizashi 

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We do not sell weapons to anyone under the age of 18 without permission and consent of a parent or legal guardian. These are real weapons and not toys. They are very sharp and should always be treated with care. They are not prop weapons and are not designed to be used for theatrical duels. They are not designed to cut down trees, cut through cinder blocks, stab through cars, or any other torture test. Be careful to never put yourself or anyone else in danger.

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