The Samurai were an aristocratic warrior class in feudal Japan, and they carried two swords as part of their dress. The katana, which was their primary weapon, and the Wakizashi, which was a shorter sword used for close quarter combat, were called the Samurai’s “daisho.” BUDK.com has a large selection of wakizashis to choose from with blades crafted in T10 high carbon steel and stainless steel in traditional and modern designs.
- What’s the difference between a katana and a wakizashi?
A wakizashi sword is basically the shorter version of a katana. It was part of a Samurai’s battle dress as a companion to the katana and was used for close-quarters combat.
- What size blade will I find in a wakizashi sword?
A wakizashi sword typically has a blade with a length from 19” to 22”.
- Do you have katanas to match your wakizashis?
Yes, we do have sets that include both katana and wakizashi with the same theme and color scheme.