Limited Edition Ocean Wakizashi - the perfect pair to Citadel's Ocean 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!
This sword features an ocean theme, with a nami or wave tsuba and
turbulent water fuchi and kashira. The blade is hand forged and
differentially hardened DNH7 high carbon steel. Each blade is hand
polished using traditional stones and powders to produce an authentic
look. This sword features a full length bo-hi or fuller to lighten and
balance the blade. The hi continues through the habaki and into the
nakago, with the copper habaki forged to follow the hi.
The tsuka is carved to each individual sword ensuring a tight
friction fit with a full same-gawa wrap. The ito or handle wrapping is
natural white silk imported from Japan, the ito is dyed with tea to give
it a slight tan color that will darken a bit with use.
The saya is lacquered in a deep midnight blue with a same-gawa or
sting ray skin wrap. Each saya is carved for the individual sword
ensuring a proper snug fit.
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.