Tea Culture Wakizashi
The Tea Culture Wakzashi is built upon a traditional Shinogi Zukuri style blade with Bo-Hi.
In Japan the traditional method of serving tea is a celebrated art form in itself. This highly ritualized ceremony is an involved process, the most elaborate of which can last hours and is reserved for the most distinguished of guests.
Our Tea Culture Daisho captures the essence of this important tradition. The Katana and Wakizashi are built upon a traditional Shinogi Zukuri style blade with Bo-Hi. The high-carbon blade is hand forged and differentially tempered using the traditional clay method. The Koshirae (furniture) feature the typical elements present in a Japanese tea ceremony. The handle is wrapped with suede leather in a Katati Make (battle wrap) style.
During the Muromachi period (1568-1603), the introduction of the pairing of the Katana (the curved sword) and Wakizashi was introduced. The Wakizashi, or the shorter companion blade to the Katana, was about 18 inches long. Only the warrior class - the Samurai - was allowed to wear the two swords, which remained a custom for the next several hundred years until abolished in the 19th century.
Hand forged 1065 high-carbon steel blade
Free Maintenance Kit
Free Sword Bag
Blade length: 46,99 cm, 18 ½”.
Tsuka length: 16,51 cm, 6 ½”.
Overall length: 73,03 cm, 28 ¾”
Weightt: 900 gram, 2lb.
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece