Kris Cutlery WAKIZASHI IV - folded steel

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Kris Cutlery WAKIZASHI IV - folded steel

195.00

WAKIZASHI - IV  folded steel
This is the fourth Kris Cutlery Wakizashi design in a series of quality Japanese short swords. Short blade swords were used for close-combat especially indoors.

 Measuring 16” the blade is made from two types of steel – 9250 and 1060. They are folded and fused together at a very high temperature producing a blade that is tough with lamination lines showing. Bohi or groove on top of the blade makes this Wakizashi relatively light weight.

The blade has hardened edge called hamon or temper line. At the base of the blade is brass habaki or sleeve.

The handle has a black ray skin with brown ito or flat cord wrap. Under the wrap is a long brass dragon menuki or ornament. Both fuchi-kashira or ferrule/pommel are black. One bamboo peg is used to secure the handle from the blade tang. A matching black tsuba or guard has small openings on the side. Wood scabbard is lacquered black with a knob to attach a cord as a belt. Comes with a black sword bag.

Blade: 15-3/8” to 16” measured from top notch of habaki. Add another ¾” if measured from the tsuba/guard
Steel:  9250 steel with high silicone content and 1060 carbon steel with 5/16” wide grove on top.
Handle: 6-1/4”
Tsuba: round 2-7/8” diameter
Balance Point: 2-3/4” from the tsuba or guard
Weight:   1.43 lbs w/o scabbard

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