T10 Clay Tempered Wakizashi with Brass Set Fittings
Blade: Hand Forged T10 Steel (clay tempered)
Blood Groove: non
Blade Edge: fully sharpened
Habaki (Blade Collar) & Seppa (Spacer) Material: Brass
Tsuba (Hand Guard): brass tsuba
Fuchi (Handle Collar) and Kashira (Handle Buttcap): brass
Tsuka (Handle): white ray skin with ornament menuki
Tang: Full tang with 2 Mekugi pegs
Saya (scabbard): black lacquered hardwood saya
Blade Length: 51 cm
Handle Length: 21 cm
Approximate Weight: 1.28 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 tsuba has a special Japanese blossom design and it’s made of brass.
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 blade features a Bo-Hi (groove) for better balance and a audible feedback when the sword is swung. The Kissaki is medium with a well defined Yokote. The sword is full tang and fully sharpened.
Illustration Of Blade Construction:
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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.