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.
A symbol of luck, longevity, loyalty, and strength, the crane remains a much-beloved creature in Japan. Decorated with a gorgeous crane motif, the Mizutori Crane Wakizashi serves as an impressive, high-performance blade.
Miyamoto Musashi was a 15th century samurai, an expert of Japanese swordsmanship, painter, and the author of The Book of Five Rings. This Musashi Wakizashi has many nice features, including a black iron tsuba of his design.
A Japanese idiom depicts the crane, symbolizing respect and power, as having the final word of authority in a debate. The pine tree is another symbol of power, longevity, and wisdom. Both are represented on the Pine Crane Wakizashi.
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.
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.
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.
The Rose Gold Blade Samurai Wakizashi is sure to bring a sense of luxury and unique style to any setting that it is in. Add it to your home or office. Add this sword to any collection or decor display for an eye-catching flair.
Samurai were typically known for carrying three different blades, katana, wakizashi, and tanto. The Ruby Marble Japanese Sword Set includes these three weapons with perfectly matched ruby red marble pattern handles and scabbards.
Wielding a Shikoto Longquan Master Wakizashi is like shaking hands with history. Crafted using Bronze Age swordsmith methods, each T10 high carbon steel blade has been hammer forged and clay tempered to produce a visible hamon line.
No matter what you may face, you will remain steady and sure. You are constant like the sun. Wielding the Sunrise Wakizashi, you defeat your enemies. This sword is not only functional but also looks great on display in your home.
Great warrior, you live by the strict code of the samurai. You proudly display the Virtuous Warrior Sword Set to remind you of your chosen path. This decorative sword set makes a great addition to any sword collection or decor.
Wearing a wakizashi and katana together was once the official mark of a samurai. Now you can enjoy the elegance of the traditional Japanese weapon alongside high performance innovation when you wield the Warrior Wakizashi.