Wakizashi Swords

If you are looking to purchase a wakizashi sword, then Swords of Northshire has you covered with an extensive collection. With all different kinds of colors and various sets to choose from, you can browse for the perfect wakizashi sword for sale.

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Wakizashi - Niigata 1060
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Wakizashi - Kumamoto 1060
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3 Sword Set - Kuroda Kanbei 1060
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Wakizashi - Sagamihara 1060
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Wakizashi - Fukuyama 1060
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3 Sword Set - Konishi Yukinaga 1095
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Hand Forged 1095 High Carbon Steel Tactical Outdoor Survival Wakizashi
Wakizashi - Matsuyama 1095
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Wakizashi - Kanazawa 1060
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Wakizashi - Himeji 1095
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Wakizashi - Twinblade 1095
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Wakizashi - Bessho Nagaharu 1095
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2 Sword Set - Torii Mototada 1060
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3 Sword Set - Okada Izō 1060
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Wakizashi - Amagasaki 1060
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Wakizashi - Nishinomiya 1060
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Wakizashi - Yokohama 1095
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Wakizashi - Naha 1060
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2 Sword Set - Nagao Tamekage 1060
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Wakizashi - Ichinomiya 1060
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Wakizashi - Toyohashi 1060
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Wakizashi - Nagasaki 1060
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Wakizashi - Funabashi 1095
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3 Sword Set - Iizasa Ienao 1060
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Wakizashi - Sakai 1060
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Wakizashi translates to "side inserted sword." This is because the weapon is a short sword that is small enough to be inserted into an "obi," which is a traditional Japanese belt. Interestingly, the sword was usually never worn on its own – a katana would be paired with the weapon, making the wakizashi a "companion sword." It would be used as a backup or after the work of the katana was finished. 

At Swords of Northshire, we know how important it is to showcase all types of swords, no matter how big or small they may be. The wakizashi sword may seem like an unworthy challenger, but with its strengths, there was much to admire. Due to its smaller size, it had a much lighter weight to it, allowing for single-hand use. This would in turn allow warriors to use the sword for faster cuts and thrusting attacks. It was the perfect weapon for close-quarters combat. When people would wear this blade on them, it was not a sign of weakness – it was a sign of strength and discipline. 

Interested in various customization options? We allow custom engravings to be put onto the wakizashi blades themselves – as well as the option to hand sharpen the blade or to leave it unsharpened. We can do these extra customization options to our blades thanks to our master craftsmen, who hand forge the blades from high-carbon steel using traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation. Not only does this allow extra customization, but it also makes the blades both stronger and sharper, enabling them to truly stand the test of time and look beautiful in the process as well. 

Seeing these amazing swords online does not do them the proper justice – you must try these out for yourself and feel the weight of the blade in your hands. So, order now! Browse our collection and find your perfect wakizashi for sale today. 

FAQs

A katana is a japanese sword characterized by a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

The katana is generally defined as the standard-sized, moderately curved Japanese sword with a blade length greater than 23.86 inches. It is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

Western historians have said that the katana was among the finest cutting weapons in world military history.

Having a regular cleaning routine in place is key to maintaining your katana.

You can purchase a traditional sword cleaning kit that will have everything you need. There are three steps: removing oil, polishing the blade, and oiling the blade.

Using a sheet of rice paper from the kit or soft cotton cloth, remove any oil that is still on the blade from the previous maintenance. Take the powder ball and tap it lightly against the blade about every two inches or so along its length. Take a fresh piece of rice paper and rub the powder over the blade to polish it. Do this until both sides of the blade have been polished and the powder completely removed. Take the bottle of oil and apply a few drops along the length of the blade on each side. Use a fresh piece of rice paper to spread the oil evenly on the blade.

The most iconic and well known of all the Samurai swords; the katana is distinguished by its long blade and handle that is made to accommodate two hands and strike from a large distance. It has a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard. The katana has a set of dimensions that separate it from other samurai swords. A traditional katana will measure 3 to 4 feet in total length, with the hilt taking up one-fourth of the total and a characteristic curvature of more or less than 1 inch.

A full tang katana is the sword where the tang extends to almost the whole length of the handle, which makes the blade and the handle the same piece of metal. This gives to the sword certain rigidity and makes it a very solid piece to enjoy.

Full Tang katanas are handmade swords. They can be made of various stainless-steel types according to the Carbon Concentration. The forging is the essential part of the production because it allows the samurai sword to be solid and relatively light. Commonly, the piece of metal is repeatedly heated by fire and hammered while the metal is being folded. The mounting of the different parts is a very delicate operation that has its origins deep in the Japanese civilization. Samurai are used to cherish their Katanas as their trusted partners, and they handle them with love and care.