Honshu Boshin Wakizashi - Modern Tactical Samurai / Ninja Sword - Hand Forged 1060 Carbon Steel - Full Tang, Fully Functional, Battle Ready - Black TPR, Steel Guard and Pommel, Lanyard Hole - Scabbard
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  • A wakizashi for a new era - legendary Japanese sword variety updated with sleek contemporary style and bold tactical appointments
  • 22 1/2" 1060 high carbon steel blade designed for serious, real-world use and the rigors of modern combat
  • Retains incomparably sharp edge through vigorous, extended use and other punishing conditions
  • Rugged TPR handle - clean, functional design; textured no-slip grip; ergonomic contours boost comfort, reduce fatigue
  • Offset elliptical guard and angled pommel with lanyard hole for tethering; both satin-finished stainless steel
  • Tough wooden saya beautifully complements sword; accented with black leather sageo
  • Overall length: 34" - ideally sized for covert operations and fast-paced combat

Distinctly modern sword with an ancient soul Boshin retains legendary wakizashi sharpness, adds state-of-the-art upgrades
The Boshin Wakizashi epitomizes Honshu's celebrated knack for fusing tradition and innovation into masterworks of modern sword design and engineering. True to the legendary Japanese Wakizashi’s roots, the Boshin boasts a 30 3/8” full-tang blade that is simply unrivaled in sharpness and durability. Swordsmiths and scholars have long deemed the storied Wakizashi the sharpest weapon on the planet, and, fittingly, no edge on any sword, anywhere can contend with the shear cutting and cleaving clout of the Boshin’s impossibly sharp 1060 high carbon steel blade. It can literally slice through a cinder block like a hot knife through butter, suffering nary a scratch or fissure. But take one look at the Boshin and it immediately becomes clear – this is no ordinary Wakizashi.

More "black ops" than "black tie" Boshin sheds elegant samurai robes, dons tactical duds tailored to today's warrior
Trading traditional trappings and garb for chic contemporary style and cutting-edge appointments, the innovative Boshin is undeniably a weapon for the modern era. Advanced textured TPR rubber shrouds the tsuka for an ergonomic no-slip grip you just can’t get from conventional ray skin and cord. The tsuka is crowned with an oversized polished steel kashira with handy lanyard hole, and the tsuba snubs fanciful ornamentation in favor of a pragmatic asymmetrical pointed ellipse design. Deep blood grooves extend along the sleek, gleaming blade from the base of the tsuba to the outset of the boshi, the blade’s placid terminal curve that culminates with the stinging kissaki, or point.

"Saya" love it Sleek, tastefully clean scabbard furthers contemporary vibe
A tough black wooden saya, or scabbard, secures the razor-sharp blade. In keeping with the Boshin’s clean, functional aesthetic motif, the satiny smooth saya is largely unembellished, save the handsome black genuine leather sageo. Even among far more expensive swords, Honshu's remarkably affordable Boshin Wakizashi is sure to become the cherished focal point of your collection, admired and coveted by all who lay eyes on it.

Zen and the art of swordcraft Wielding the Boshin is nothing short of surreal
With its fierce cutting potency and sublime feel, wielding this carbon steel masterpiece is almost Zen-like and beyond description; you just have to experience it for yourself! Truly a must-have for longtime Japanese Wakizashi aficionados, beginning sword fanciers and everyone in between.

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.55 out of 5
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Actually sharp!!! Reviewed by Erman Case on Nov 25, 2017   5 out of 5

This sword looks good, balances well, and is built like a tank. Nothing second rate here! And, it actually arrived SHARP!!! That's a first for me. I think this is the most usable sword I have ever purchased!!!

Fine sword, finer price Reviewed by Jerrod Kinyon on Jun 29, 2017   5 out of 5

Sword arrived in great condition. No flaws, scratches, or other impurities noticed. Blade already sharpened. Grip is fine. This is a fine addition to any collection. :-)

Reviewed by Jeremy Andersen on Jun 27, 2017   5 out of 5

Definitely one of the best blades on here for the price

Love it, but the pommel connection is weak Reviewed by on Jun 26, 2017   3 out of 5

This sword is really great. Comes sharp, looks great, good balance. Only problem is that when I was testing it out the pommel broke right off. There's a bolt where the pommel screws on and then is glued in place and that is a weak point. Hit anything beside a water bottle and the vibrations tavel downt he handle and pop the pommel off.

WILL C. Reviewed by on Jun 21, 2017   5 out of 5


Pt. 2: The more I handle it the more I like it. Reviewed by Bryan Potratz on Jun 10, 2017   5 out of 5

Re: My initial assessment. In my earlier rating I quibbled about the length of the grip. I am inclined to retract that quibble. The extra inches allow the tip to be extended or withdrawn without changing position, by allowing the grip to move within the hand(s). It is an interesting feature - one I hadn't addressed before - and could be a tactical asset in blade combat. However, while any points are given for overall design, balance and utility, I must grouse ever so slightly about the plastic wrapping around the wood scabbard. At the mouth of the scabbard, the fit of the plastic to the wood is... awful. Functional and utilitarian, but... awful. The wood of the scabbard is exposed there at the mouth in a totally non-Wabi way. I await the delivery of my second Boshin Wakizashi to make comparison. I also agree with those who would have preferred a scabbard with a more modern market in mind. The grip is modern. The pommel is modern. But the scabbard is designed to be worn under a Kimono Sash. Fail. A more ambidextrous modern belt style scabbard attachment would be optimal. But this is a mean, cutting, utilitarian blade. Casca would approve.

Best ROI on a useable Sword Reviewed by Bryan Potratz on Jun 10, 2017   5 out of 5

I own useful swords. Not fantasy, not junk, not Premium/Bespoke, but Useful. I don't do long swords... Katana, European, whatever. Long swords aren't "useful" in a modern context (where swords of any type are an anachronism). I have a useful length "Zatoichi" type sword... cut down from 29" to 24" and retempered. I have a Gladius and a Quama. Blades over 24" are just pointless to me, so I ordered the Boshin Wakizash. I picked it up from the POB today... and ordered a twin within the hour. Honest Opinion/Review: The balance is good, though not "ideal" FOR ME. The grip is a half a hand too long - FOR MY STYLE. But the steel is good, the grip positive, the balance learnable and the blade length is just short of perfect for me. I could wield this all day and be happy. At less than $100 for a USEABLE sword that ALMOST fits MY criteria for a $2000+ Bespoke hand-fitted sword, I have no complaints AT ALL.

The Chopper Reviewed by Justin Street on May 24, 2017   5 out of 5

Its been a week I've had the Honshu boshin tactical wakizashi. Never want to put it down ! It is full tang, I took the handle screws out, and seen the thick steel blade.( I think its important to clean and lube this area) All my friends love it. It is a serious weapon. I want another because 1 aint enough ! Love it !!

Worth the wait Reviewed by on May 09, 2017   5 out of 5

I've wanted this one as soon as it came out- and finally bought it, after thorough research. The mixed reviews made me doubtful, but I have 0 regrets about this purchase. I love this blade. It's sturdy, sharp, and straight. I couldn't have asked for a better product if I hand-picked the best out of the pile myself. The appealing design isn't the only great thing about this blade. If you are considering purchasing this sword, do it. You will not regret it.

goods and bads an honest reveiw. Reviewed by on Apr 28, 2017   3 out of 5

okay first off I'd like to say for the price and metal used this is a great price for a short sword. I bought this a while back and it was packed to the best it could be the saya had a crack in it that needed to be fixed. probably from transit or the shipping company. the next issue I'd noticed was once I saw the blade the blade was sticky as if someone had done test cutting with it okay I don't have any issues with getting a demo/test blade the least that could of been done is to have cleaned off the blade. again not a big issue however as I look closer at the blade and handle alignment the tang is not straight with the blade and needed to be straitened back out. please note this was before any cutting was done by myself. the edge out of the box was sharp not razor sharp. it cut quiet well out of the box. a nice heavy blade. a good heat treat and tempering. a good grip. the reason why I'm giving three stars is some of the larger defects that came while opening the box. despite all the great things about it this was my experience. the bad with this experience could have been prevented with looking over the products before packaging. not everyone will have the experience I had and would hope it to be better than mine. Evan W.

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