1095 Folded Steel Shirasaya Wakizashi With High Quality Rosewood
Blade: 1095 Folded Carbon Steel (13 folds, 8192 layers)
Blood Grooves: non
Blade Edge: Sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): n/a
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Buttcap): n/a
Tsuka (Handle): high quality rosewood
Saya (scabbard): high quality rosewood
Blade Length: 51cm
Handle Length: 20 cm
Approximate Weight: 1.2kg
Blade Width: 3.2cm
Blade Thickness: 0.75cm
You are looking at a high quality handmade 1095 Folded Carbon Steel Shirasaya Wakizashi. It is a light, fast, powerful cutter that is suitable for drills, practice and test cuttings. The Kissaki is medium with a well defined Yokote. The sword is full tang and sharp.
The entire saya and handle are made of high quality rosewood which shows a natural elegant wood grain pattern.
Blade: The blade of the sword has been forge folded. By hand the sword smith painstakingly stacks and forges individual layers of steel. This technique can be easily seen by the unique patterning of the steel on the blade. Traditionally this wood like grain pattern is known as the water mark. This blade has a subtle grain. This is a more traditional approach to forge folding; the water mark is allowed to be shown off in its own natural beauty.
The Kissake is well defined. The blade is sharp, full tang and fully functional.
Saya: The Saya has been constructed from high quality Rosewood. An authentic high quality black buffalo horn has been added on both the throat and tip of saya.
Tsuka: The whole Tsuka itself is also made of high quality ebony wood and the blade tang is secured by two bamboo mekugi pins. Just like the saya, the tsuka has an authentic high quality black buffalo horn installed at both ends of the tsuka.