Limited Edition Lotus themed Wakizashi - the perfect pair to Citadel's Lotus Katana
The "Wakizashi" or Short Sword was worn with the longer katana, when
the pair matched in theme they were considered a Daisho. However, when
the katana was surrendered upon entering a home the wakizashi was not,
making it truly the side-arm of the Samurai!
The fittings are hand cut and shaped from pure iron, an extremely
tough material that takes a deep black patina and needs minimal
maintenance. Iron will bend under tremendous shock instead of break, a
feature any samurai would appreciate. The Lotus design of the tsuba is
in an older, simpler style (kyo sukashi, maru gata) that reflects the
nature of the sword.
The tsuka or handle and scabbard are hand carved to fit each
individual sword ensuring a proper fit. The it or handle wrap is of
black natural silk imported from Japan. It is tightly wrapped around the
full same-gawa or ray skin wrap with the proper hishigami or paper
triangles present to ensure a long life of use. The saya is lacquered to
a semi-gloss finish with buffalo horn mounts (koiguchi, kurikata and
These are extremely limited in numbers to be produced
(20 only!). Each blade is signed on the tang with the model and number
and includes a stamped certificate of authenticity.
These swords are entirely hand-made by Citadel.