.Kusanaji Wakizashi


.Kusanaji Wakizashi

German folded steel, hand-forged differentially hardened wakizashi ''Kusanaji''. These are the technical specifications:

  • Sugata (Blade style):
    • Hand-forged curved blade with narrow Hi (groove) on both sides which ends by the middle of the blade and a wider Hi that ends 19 cm from the Habaki. The blade is sharp on both sides from this point onwards. The blade spine is iori-mune, the edge is without Niku (cutting sharp blade).


    • Folded Steel (C45, C55Si7- USA: Steel 1095, C105 W2). The hardness of its Mune is ca 40° and the Ha (blade edge) is ca 60° HRC Rockwell 13 times folded to achieve ca. 8192 layers. Traditional clay-wrapping technique for differential hardening. There are beautiful hada (grain in steel, pattern of folding the steel) in the blade.
    • Dimensions:
      • Nagasa (blade length): ca. 52,5 cm / 21 inch.
      • Sori (curvature): ca.1,52 cm / 0,6 inch.
      • Moto-Kasane (Thickness): ca. 0,7 cm / 5/16 inch.
      • Saki-Haba : 25 mm.
      • Moto-Haba: 32 mm.
      • Nakago (tongue) with Mei (inscription) according to the tradition: WKC and year of production.


  • Kashira (Cap):
    • Beautifully carved and with a special design. Carbon steel (C45). Browned.
  • Tsuka (Grip):
    • Wood grip, adapted to the tongue. Length ca. 20,5 cm.
  • Tsuka-ito (handle wrap):
    • Pure silk. Tight.
  • Samé:
    • Real white ray skin.
  • 2 Menuki:
    • Brass, hand-polished, gold-plated. Dragonfly shape. One on each side, traditional mounting of Menuki.
  • Habaki:
    • Brass. Made in 1 piece.
  • Seppa:
    • Copper.
  • Mekugi:
    • Bamboo wood, based upon the traditional method to seat the pins. The mekugi-ana is drilled diagonal and conical into the tongue.
  • Tsuba (Guard):
    • Hand-polished browned carbon steel with special design.
  • Saya (Scabbard):
    • Selected wood. Black lacquered. Curved according to the Sori. The Koi-guchi (mouth piece) is made of buffalo horn. Saya with kurikata and 2 shitodome to hold the Obi.
  • Sageo:
    • Black (cord used for tying the Saya to the Obi - knob on the Saya).
  • Weight:
    • ca. 760 gr. without saya
    • ca. 1 010 gr. with saya
  • Included Accessories:
    • Soft protective cloth bag with nice colourful embroidery

Delivery, 2 to 6 weeks.

25% Prepayment required when ordering.

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