Functional Wakizashi

A companion sword often worn alongside a samurais katana in feudal Japan, the wakizashi served as a backup weapon in combat and was also used for close quarters fighting and ritual suicide. While katana were typically left at the entrance of a residence, wakizashi were often taken inside. Often shorter than katana, the functional wakizashi at Buying a Sword still possess wicked blades of at least 18 inches usually. These Japanese wakizashi are crafted with incredible attention to detail with high carbon steel blades and eye-catching ornamental elements that make them ideal for martial artists and collectors. Several of our pieces are limited edition wakizashi, as well. Our battle ready wakizashi are made by some of the top manufacturers in the world like Hanwei, Cold Steel, and Ritter Steel, so you know that you are getting a high quality oriental sword when you pick out one of these fantastic samurai wakizashi.
Kami Wakizashi
SH1202
Each piece in the Kami set has a hand-forged and folded K120C powder steel blade with a long (o) kissaki featuring a hand engraved 'Fudo' Horomono and Bo-Hi. Saya are deeply lacquered in red, with a black ring-carved section at the mouth.
Price: $1,599.00
On Sale For: $999.00
Shirasaya Wakizashi
ED2021
The Shirasaya Wakizashi has an overall length of 24 inches and a blade length of 17.25 inches. The Shirasaya Wakizashi has a wooden handle and a wooden scabbard is included. This Shirasaya Wakizashi is a great sword for martial arts.
Price: $170.05
Samurai Wakizashi
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The Samurai Wakizashi was individually made by hand with a natural wood grip and a sheath covered with hand bound and braided leather. The workmanship put into each sword attests to each being an authentically functional work of art.
Price: $166.25
Soul of Samurai Wakizashi
ED2034
The Soul of Samurai Wakizashi will awaken the Samurai in you with this beautifully handcrafted functional sword. Polished grips of exotic ebony accented by brass create the perfect handle for the hand forged high carbon steel blade.
Price: $179.55
Cobra Steel Wakizashi
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The quality of a Japanese blade is rarely called into question, as they are considered to be some of the finest blades in the world. The Cobra Steel Wakizashi takes that quality and cutting ability and turns it into a survival knife.
Price: $64.95
Wind and Thunder Wakizashi
SH5024
The Wind and Thunder Wakizashi works great for tameshigiri, the Japanese art of target test cutting that began in the Edo period. It has a thick, heavy blade and includes a gorgeous wind and thunder design.
Price: $700.00
Warrior Wakazashi
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The Warrior Series swords are very handsome and share the same steel, heat treatment, and sharpness as their more expensive Imperial counterparts. Like the Imperial swords, they have same, cord wrapped handles, and quality fittings.
Price: $499.99
On Sale For: $400.00
Golden Oriole Wakizashi
SH1019
The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Daisho (SH1018, SH1019) have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword. Add the Golden Oriole Wakizashi to your collection as a beautiful example of this style.
Price: $770.00
Practical Wakizashi
SH2061
The ever-popular Practical Katana, Wakizashi and Tanto give the martial artist the opportunity to own and use a Hanwei sword at the cost of an economy sword. The blades are forged and differentially hardened.
Price: $280.00
Practical Plus Wakizashi
SH2118
Made as a companion piece for our Practical Plus Katana and Tanto, the Wakizashi features a high carbon forged steel blade with a prominent hamon, genuine same, and a handle wrap specially developed for its gripping qualities.
Price: $340.00
Dragonfly Wakazashi
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The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant lines and simple beauty, but also for the technique and skill that went into its construction.
Price: $674.99
On Sale For: $540.00
Lion Dog Wakizashi
SH2449
The Lion Dog Wakizashi features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanweis own high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior performance with an outstanding O-choji hamon.
Price: $1,160.00
Bamboo Mat Wakizashi
SH2448
Our Bamboo Mat Wakizashi features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanweis own high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon.
Price: $980.00
Imperial Wakazashi
07-88W
Our factory has used only traditional materials for our Japanese swords fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made to give the Imperial Katana the finest look possible.
Price: $679.99
On Sale For: $544.00
Koi Wakizashi
SH2466
It has been said that the koi fish possesses bravery and tenacity that is not unlike the samurai. For that reason, we offer up this Koi Wakizashi as a blade that pays homage to both the fish and the warrior from the land of Japan.
Price: $895.00
Kaeru Wakizashi
SH2468
There are those who consider the Japanese sword to be one of the most perfect blades in history. While there is no proving that in terms of function, it is hard to disagree that this Kaeru Wakizashi is truly beautiful sword.
Price: $1,050.00
Honshu Full Tang Tactical Wakizashi
UC2934
Combining traditional and modern ideals, the Honshu Tactical Wakizashi is dependable like its elegant predecessors. Do not be distracted by the beauty of this sword - it is a devastating weapon when properly manipulated.
Price: $212.00
Honshu Black Damascus Wakizashi
UC3079
Damascus steel swords are revered as some of the strongest, sharpest blades to have ever existed. This Honshu Black Damascus Wakizashi combines this style of steel with a classic Japanese blade to create a powerful slicing machine.
Price: $362.00
Black Wood Wakizashi
MC-TR-034M
When you want an oriental sword with a utilitarian design that you can use to practice your skills, then the Black Wood Wakizashi makes a good option. This functional Japanese sword has a practical design without unnecessary frills.
Price: $64.00
Golden Warrior Samurai Wakizashi
ED2142
Wakizashi swords were adopted by samurai in feudal era Japan to complement their larger katanas. The Golden Warrior Samurai Wakizashi is a splendid and functional example of this historic style of Japanese weaponry.
Price: $141.55
Limited Edition Bamboo Wakizashi
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The tsuba of the Limited Edition Bamboo Wakizashi is hand-cut and engraved from pure iron. The nanako, or stippled pattern, on the tsuba is accomplished by hand, quite a feat of patience with a stunning result.
Price: $2,379.00
Limited Edition Ocean Wakizashi
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This Limited Edition Ocean Wakizashi features an ocean theme with a nami, or wave, tsuba and turbulent water fuchi and kashira as decoration. The blade is hand forged and differentially hardened 1075 high carbon steel.
Price: $2,299.00
Honshu Boshin Wakizashi
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The Honshu Boshin Wakizashi is a functional weapon of effortless elegance and style. With a matching satin finish on the 1060 high carbon steel blade, guard, and pommel, this battle-ready sword makes a sleek addition to any arsenal.
Price: $163.00
Limited Edition Lotus Wakizashi
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The Limited Edition Lotus Wakizashi fittings are hand-cut and shaped from pure iron, a tough material that takes a deep black patina. The Lotus design of the tsuba is in an older, simpler style that reflects the nature of the sword.
Price: $1,869.00
Golden Dragonfly Wakizashi
SH2470
The excellent craftsmanship and hand forged quality of the Golden Dragonfly Wakizashi make this a sword for the collector searching for a work of art. This wakizashi is impressive, to say the least, and will look stunning in your home.
Price: $1,150.00
Brass Menuki Samurai Wakizashi
MC-RY-3205L
Offering a modern spin on the traditional Japanese blade, the Brass Menuki Samurai Wakizashi makes an excellent collectible weapon to add to your collection. This functional oriental sword possesses a striking appearance.
Price: $96.00
Hunter Wakizashi
SH2472
There are few birds as terrifying as a raptor, its sharp talons prepared to take down prey in a swift movement. The Hunter Wakizashi is a sword for the feudal samurai whose innate hunting skills mirror those of a savage raptor.
Price: $1,500.00
Steven Seagal Signature Wakizashi
07-88PKW
A lovely reproduction of an antique blade from the collection of Steven Seagal, this oriental sword possesses an extremely distinctive style. The Steven Seagal Signature Wakizashi comes with a black lacquered wood scabbard.
Price: $749.99
On Sale For: $600.00
Raptor Wakizashi
SH2422
The Raptor Wakizashi is designed to match all of the katanas in our Raptor Katana line, and it makes a great cutting tool and display weapon on its own, too! Wakizashis were typically worn with a katana as a sign of an official samurai.
Price: $350.00
Copper Dragon Wakizashi with Dragon Scabbard
MC-RY-3200M
Shown as serpentine water deities, Japanese dragons appear in many legends and pieces of artwork. The Copper Dragon Wakizashi with Dragon Scabbard draws upon the mythological creature for the inspiration of its elegant ornamentation.
Price: $450.00
Gold Lion Wakizashi
07-88ABW
Mirroring the craftsmanship and materials of the Gold Lion Katana, our Gold Lion Wakizashi is an equally beautiful oriental blade. The functional wakizashi serves as an exquisite companion sword or stand-alone weapon in its own right.
Price: $682.99
On Sale For: $546.40
Oriental Dragon Wakizashi
MC-RY-3041M
Dragons appear throughout Japanese folklore and mythology as serpentine deities often associated with water. The Bronze Oriental Dragon Wakizashi displays this mystical creature in the ornamentation of the bronze sword guard.
Price: $240.00