1060 Carbon Steel Heat Tempered Shirasaya Wakizashi
Blade: 1060 Carbon Steel (heat tempered)
Blood Groove: on both sides
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): n/a
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): n/a
Tsuka (Handle): rosewood handle
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): rosewood saya
Blade Length: 51 cm
Handle Length: 21 cm
Approximate Weight: 1.1 kg
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75cm
This is a fully functional Japanese Wakizashi Shirasaya. The blade of the sword has been constructed from high carbon steel and it is fully sharpened. This blade provides for safe drawing for the beginning practitioner of the 450 year old art of Iaido. Forged from carbon steel, the tempered blade provides the correct weight and balance needed for the rigors of repetitive drawing and sword motion practice. Each blade has a deeply cut groove (bo-hi) to provide audible feedback when swung properly.
Blade: The blade of the sword has been hand made with High Carbon Steel. The Carbon has been hammered throughout the blade so that it has a universal hardness throughout the entire blade. A bloodline has been added to the top of the blades to decrease the weight of the blades and give audible feedback when swung. The blade also features a kissake and comes with a thin edge already sharpened. The sword is full tang, fully functional, and sharpened. It can be used for drills, practice and cutting tests
Saya (scabbard): The scabbard has been constructed from high quality rosewood with a natural finish. When the sword is sheathed the handle and saya appear to be one solid piece.
Tsuka (handle): The Tsuka core is also made from the same rosewood.