Japanese Wakizashis, Samurai Wakizashis, Functional Wakizashis and Japanese Swords

The daisho is an important part of the Samurai weapons. Consisting of two weapons, the daisho, which translated literally means big-little, consists of the katana and the wakizashi. At Dark Knight Armoury, we carry a number of wakizashi, many of which are inspired by our katana, so that you can make your own matched daisho pair to complete your samurai style. A common question is why did samurai need two swords? Traditionally, the daisho was worn almost everywhere the samurai went, except when they were taken in as guests in another home, in which case, the katana was left at the door, out of polite courtesy. The wakizashi, which is a smaller katana in essence, was kept at the side for easy use, should he be attacked while indoors. Many of the wakizashi found here at Dark Knight Armoury are fully functional, which makes them a great companion to their matched katana, as well as a fine cutting weapon and battle blade to own and wield, in their own right. They can be wielded singly, just as the samurai would have in early history, or you can mimic the style of famed Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, who pioneered the technique of nito ichi, and wield your katana alongside its matched wakizashi. Many of the functional oriental wakizashi, like their katana brothers, feature emblems and designs traditional of Japanese design, including dragonflies, kami, koi, flowers, and more, which makes many of ones found here at Dark Knight Armoury as deadly as they are beautiful, and as suited for display as they are for use.
Bamboo Mat Wakizashi
SH2448
Our Bamboo Mat Wakizashi features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanweis own high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon.
Price: $980.00
Black Wood Wakizashi
MC-TR-034M
When you want an oriental sword with a utilitarian design that you can use to practice your skills, then the Black Wood Wakizashi makes a good option. This functional Japanese sword has a practical design without unnecessary frills.
Price: $80.00
Brass Menuki Samurai Wakizashi
MC-RY-3205L
Offering a modern spin on the traditional Japanese blade, the Brass Menuki Samurai Wakizashi makes an excellent collectible weapon to add to your collection. This functional oriental sword possesses a striking appearance.
Price: $120.00
Copper Dragon Wakizashi with Dragon Scabbard
MC-RY-3200M
Shown as serpentine water deities, Japanese dragons appear in many legends and pieces of artwork. The Copper Dragon Wakizashi with Dragon Scabbard draws upon the mythological creature for the inspiration of its elegant ornamentation.
Price: $500.00
Dragonfly Wakazashi
07-88DW
Elegance and skill are the hallmarks of traditional Japanese blades. The Dragonfly Wakazashi honors the legacy of samurai with skillful craftsmanship and beauty made larger than its feudal counterpart to better suit the modern warrior.
Price: $674.99
On Sale For: $540.00
Gold Lion Wakizashi
07-88ABW
Mirroring the craftsmanship and materials of the Gold Lion Katana, our Gold Lion Wakizashi is an equally beautiful oriental blade. The functional wakizashi serves as an exquisite companion sword or stand-alone weapon in its own right.
Price: $682.99
On Sale For: $546.40
Golden Dragonfly Wakizashi
SH2470
The excellent craftsmanship and hand forged quality of the Golden Dragonfly Wakizashi make this a sword for the collector searching for a work of art. This wakizashi is impressive, to say the least, and will look stunning in your home.
Price: $1,150.00
Golden Oriole Wakizashi
SH1019
The elegantly simple lines of the Golden Oriole Daisho (SH1018, SH1019) have long been favored by admirers of the Japanese sword. Add the Golden Oriole Wakizashi to your collection as a beautiful example of this style.
Price: $770.00
Golden Warrior Samurai Wakizashi
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Wakizashi swords were adopted by samurai in feudal era Japan to complement their larger katanas. The Golden Warrior Samurai Wakizashi is a splendid and functional example of this historic style of Japanese weaponry.
Price: $141.55
Honshu Black Damascus Wakizashi
UC3079
Damascus steel swords are revered as some of the strongest, sharpest blades to have ever existed. This Honshu Black Damascus Wakizashi combines this style of steel with a classic Japanese blade to create a powerful slicing machine.
Price: $362.00
Honshu Boshin Wakizashi
UC3125
The Honshu Boshin Wakizashi is a functional weapon of effortless elegance and style. With a matching satin finish on the 1060 high carbon steel blade, guard, and pommel, this battle-ready sword makes a sleek addition to any arsenal.
Price: $163.00
Hunter Wakizashi
SH2472
There are few birds as terrifying as a raptor, its sharp talons prepared to take down prey in a swift movement. The Hunter Wakizashi is a sword for the feudal samurai whose innate hunting skills mirror those of a savage raptor.
Price: $1,500.00
Imperial Wakazashi
07-88W
In homage to the Japanese swords of old, the Imperial Wakazashi has been made using high quality, traditional materials for its fittings. The curved blade is made of hand polished carbon steel, making this ornate piece a functional weapon.
Price: $679.99
On Sale For: $544.00
Kaeru Wakizashi
SH2468
There are those who consider the Japanese sword to be one of the most perfect blades in history. While there is no proving that in terms of function, it is hard to disagree that this Kaeru Wakizashi is truly beautiful sword.
Price: $1,050.00
Koi Wakizashi
SH2466
It has been said that the koi fish possesses bravery and tenacity that is not unlike the samurai. For that reason, we offer up this Koi Wakizashi as a blade that pays homage to both the fish and the warrior from the land of Japan.
Price: $895.00
Kondoru Wakizashi
BK-CTK10131675HC
When warriors of feudal Japan wore a wakizashi together with a katana, it was the official sign that the wearer was a Samurai. This Kondoru Wakizashi makes a simple and elegant addition to any collection of historic Japanese weapons.
Price: $279.98
Limited Edition Bamboo Wakizashi
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The tsuba of the Limited Edition Bamboo Wakizashi is hand-cut and engraved from pure iron. The nanako, or stippled pattern, on the tsuba is accomplished by hand, quite a feat of patience with a stunning result.
Price: $2,379.00
Limited Edition Lotus Wakizashi
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The Limited Edition Lotus Wakizashi fittings are hand-cut and shaped from pure iron, a tough material that takes a deep black patina. The Lotus design of the tsuba is in an older, simpler style that reflects the nature of the sword.
Price: $1,869.00
Limited Edition Ocean Wakizashi
SC4004
This Limited Edition Ocean Wakizashi features an ocean theme with a nami, or wave, tsuba and turbulent water fuchi and kashira as decoration. The blade is hand forged and differentially hardened 1075 high carbon steel.
Price: $2,299.00
Lion Dog Wakizashi
SH2449
The Lion Dog Wakizashi features an O-Kissaki blade of Hanweis own high-alloy HWS-1S steel, which combines superior performance with an outstanding O-choji hamon.
Price: $1,160.00

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