This wakizashi is intricately forged in the shihozume lamination structure. The edge is made of 1095 high carbon steel which has high hardness while the sides are made of folded steel which has high flexibility and has a beautiful grain pattern or hada. Iron is used to form the softer core of the blade. The shihozume lamination is a labor-intensive forging technique that requires high skill level on the part of the swordsmith. Imperfect fusion or welding of the different steel types on the blade can cause the blade to delaminate or split. This wakizashi is differentially hardened and has a visible hamon. The area between hamon and cutting edge is polished by following Japanese traditiona polish method, so it looks differently. The tsuba, fuchi and kashira are made of copper with flower motif. The tsuka is made of hardwood and wrapped with one-piece genuine rayskin and black leather cord. The saya is made of hardwood with hand-drawing.
|Nagasa(Blade) : 51cm / 20"||Tsuka(Handle) : 21cm / 8.3"|
|Motohaba(width near habaki) : 3.12cm||Sakihaba(width near yokote) : 2.2cm|
|Sori(curve) : 1.3cm||Kasane(thickness at habaki) : 7.2mm|
|Sakikasane(thickness at yokote) : 4mm||Blade : Shihozumi, 1095 steel+Folded Steel+Iron|
|Saya Material : Hardwood+buffalo horn||Handle Material : Hardwood+Genuine Rayskin|
|Tsuba : Copper||Weight Without Saya : 850g|
1) The sword will go with a free sword bag and a pair of spare Mekugies(bamboo nails).
2) Our products are 100% handmade, so specification varies slightly from sword to sword. We appreciate your understanding.