The wakizashi is a traditionally Japanese weapon and, when worn with a katana, it was the sure mark of a samurai in the feudal era. Wakizashi were typically smaller than katana and used in close quarters fighting or ritual. After laws were made deciding which classes could wear what swords, the wakizashi could be worn by itself by those who were not samurai. We offer a range of wakizashi swords here at Buying a Sword, including some hand forged, traditional wakizashi that are fine collectors pieces as well as functional blades for battle. We also offer more modern renditions of the wakizashi and even tactical wakizashi here. Our decorative wakizashi are ideal for adding to historical displays or weapon collections, too. For any kind of wakizashi, modern or historical, search this category here.
Elegance and skill are the hallmarks of traditional Japanese blades. The Dragonfly Wakizashi honors the legacy of samurai with skillful craftsmanship and beauty made larger than its feudal counterpart to better suit the modern warrior.
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.
Looking for a sword that has a sense of luxury and danger? The Golden Blade Samurai Wakizashi may fit your needs and your excellent sense of style. Add this blade to any sword collection or home decor for an eye-catching flair.
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.
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.
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.
In homage to the Japanese swords of old, the Imperial Wakizashi has been made using high quality, traditional materials for its fittings. The curved blade is made of hand polished carbon steel, making this ornate piece a functional weapon.
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.
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.
When warriors of feudal Japan wore a wakizashi together with a katana, it was the official sign that the wearer was a Samurai. This Kondoru Wakizashi makes a simple and elegant addition to any collection of historic Japanese weapons.
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.
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.