WAKIZASHI IV - 1060 steel

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WAKIZASHI IV - 1060 steel

165.00

WAKIZASHI - IV  1060 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 1060 high carbon steel. The edge section is heated red close to 1500 deg F and quenched in water to produce a hardened edge called hamon. The result is a very hard edge with a softer top area which minimizes the edge from breaking. Bohi or groove on top of the blade makes this Wakizashi relatively light weight. Near the top of the blade is bohi or groove to make the blade lighter without affecting the strength. 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:  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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