- Limited Edition (20 only!)
- Hand Forged Blade
- Made for Cutting Practice
- Product Description
- Shipping and Returns
Limited Edition Lotus themed Wakizashi - the perfect pair to Citadel's Lotus Katana
The "Wakizashi" or Short Sword was worn with the longer katana, when the pair matched in theme they were considered a Daisho. However, when the katana was surrendered upon entering a home the wakizashi was not, making it truly the side-arm of the Samurai!
The fittings are hand cut and shaped from pure iron, an extremely tough material that takes a deep black patina and needs minimal maintenance. Iron will bend under tremendous shock instead of break, a feature any samurai would appreciate. The Lotus design of the tsuba is in an older, simpler style (kyo sukashi, maru gata) that reflects the nature of the sword.
The tsuka or handle and scabbard are hand carved to fit each individual sword ensuring a proper fit. The it or handle wrap is of black natural silk imported from Japan. It is tightly wrapped around the full same-gawa or ray skin wrap with the proper hishigami or paper triangles present to ensure a long life of use. The saya is lacquered to a semi-gloss finish with buffalo horn mounts (koiguchi, kurikata and kojiri).
These are extremely limited in numbers to be produced (20 only!). Each blade is signed on the tang with the model and number and includes a stamped certificate of authenticity.
These swords are entirely hand-made by Citadel.
Made by Citadel Knives and Swords.
- Overall: 29 1/2"
- Blade Length: 21 1/4"
- Weight: 1lb 9oz
- Blade Steel: 1075
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Shipping and Returns
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Returns are accepted within 15 days of receiving your order. If you need to make an exchange/return, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 15 days of receiving your order and we will authorize it and send you a return form to fill out and put in the return box. We allow exchanges and returns for store credit up to 30 days after receiving the order. Please go to our Return Policy page for full details.