1095 Clay Tempered Wakizashi With High Quality Copper Fittings
Blade: Hand Forged Carbon Steel 1095 (clay tempered)
Blood Groove: non
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): handmade high quality copper frog tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): copper frog
Tsuka (Handle): black ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): Leopard red hardwood saya
Blade Length: 50 cm
Handle Length: 20 cm
Approximate Weight: 1.23 KG
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75cm
Our clay tempered Wakizashi is a light, fast, powerful cutter that is constructed from AISI 1095 carbon steel. It is hand Forged from a select grade of the purest 1095 High Carbon Steel, this full tang double pegged wakizashi exhibits one of the most appealing Hamon temper lines that is authentic and distinct as a result of traditional Clay Tempering Processes.
The balance of the blade is perfect and the sword is completely functional. It can be used for drills, practice or tamashigiri (target cutting).
The Leopard red saya fits seamlessly into the blad and has burgundy red sageo tied around the kurigata saya knob.
Illustration Of Blade Construction:
Please view above picture A
This sword has been hand forged by our Japanese traditional method, Clay Tempering. The gray area is the clay covered range. The Smith puts clay on the blade and leaves the edge clear. The blade will be heated to red then quenched into water. Therefore, the clay covered area helps the blade to keep its flexibility. The crystal clear natural hamon line is achieved from clay tempering.