Cherry Blossom Wakizashi
This remarkable weapon is a tribute to the cherry blossom, known in Japan as "Sakura," a revered emblem for its transient splendor and the profound metaphor it casts on the ephemeral nature of existence. The Sakura Wakizashi transcends its role as a mere implement of combat, emerging as a woven masterpiece of agility and enduring spirit, reflecting the samurai's resolute fidelity to the principles of Bushido.
The blade, shaped with unparalleled expertise, exemplifies the zenith of sword forging, undergoing rigorous tempering processes to attain a hardness that promises a perpetually keen edge, capable of withstanding the rigors of time and usage. Its size respects the historic wakizashi, offering versatility across a range of applications from the heat of battle to the solemnity of ritual. It's a weapon that appeals to the martial artist for its practicality and to the collector for its classical refinement.
Etched upon the blade are the subtle undulations of hamon patterns, stirring images of Sakura petals swirling in the wind. These intricate designs do more than captivate the eye; they are a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship invested in each detail of the sword. The hilt, wrapped in sumptuous black silk, presents a bold contrast to the lively Sakura imagery that adorns the scabbard, together achieving a harmony of martial elegance and artistry.
The symbolism of the Sakura is deeply ingrained in the design of the Wakizashi. It serves as a contemplative emblem of the samurai's path—a life brilliant and awe-inspiring, yet transient. This sword embodies that ethos, encouraging its holder to approach life and combat with valor and poise, much like the Sakura's delicate yet fleeting splendor.
Beyond its allure, the scabbard's polished finish provides a practical barrier, safeguarding the blade against the elements and wear. The sageo, a cord that secures the scabbard, is woven with care, not only binding but also enhancing the Wakizashi's visual narrative, and maintaining its traditional utility.
The Sakura Wakizashi stands as a paragon of beauty matched by utility, a reflection of the Sakura itself. It carries with it the spirit of the samurai, forged for those who not only revere the depths of Japanese heritage but also cherish the functionality of a skillfully made sword. To possess such a Wakizashi is to embrace the revered tenets that underpin the samurai's way, making it a profound addition to any collection.
Average processing time: 0 to 3 working days.
Average delivery time:
- USA & Canada: 7-14 days
- Europe: 7-14 days
- Rest of the World: 12-21 days
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Please note that our katanas are hand forged according to the Japanese tradition and know-how. Depending on the complexity of the model, our blacksmiths may require additional time to forge your Japanese sword.
T10 carbon steel
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Are katanas legal
It is perfectly legal to own a katana in the United States from the age of 18. Please note that each country has its own laws regarding the legality of owning a Katana. Please check your country's laws for more information.
Are katanas full tang
Yes, all our katanas are full tang, which means that the blade of the sword extends all the way through the handle and is secured with pegs or rivets. This construction provides a strong and balanced sword with good handling and durability.
Are katanas sharp
The katanas are sharpened by default. If you want a blunt katana, do not hesitate to contact our team.
Do you ship worldwide
We take great pride in crafting high-quality katanas and making them available to customers around the world. We offer worldwide shipping, so customers can order a katana from us no matter where they live.
To ensure a smooth delivery, we always recommend that our customers check the import regulations for katanas in their country before placing an order.
Any other question
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How the Sakura Wakizashi is forged
This iconic Japanese sword is traditionally forged using a meticulous and time-intensive process. The blade is typically made from a combination of iron sands and charcoal that has been smelted in a traditional furnace. The steel is then repeatedly heated, folded, and hammered to remove impurities and create a strong, durable blade with a sharp edge.
The resulting sword is not only a functional weapon, but also a work of art that embodies the rich cultural history of Japan.
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