SBG Custom Wakizashi, Ko Katana and/or Tanto Option 3.0SBG Custom Wakizashi, Ko Katana and/or Tanto Option 3.02
Batch 42 - Now Taking Orders!
Only the 2nd time it has been offered in 2017 - currently taking new orders from the 17th of October to the 29th of October 2017 with estimated delivery in mid to late February 2018
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To create your Custom Wakizashi (one handed companion sword), Ko Katana (two handed, short blade Katana) or Tanto ($299) simply decide what design combination you'd like us to make and then use the drop down menu below to make your selections in exactly the same way that you make a custom Katana.
For Tanto designs that select the premium fittings sets, they will be designed in the 'Aikuchi' style, i.e. no tsuba - but with the Fuchi and Kashira only as the tsuba are not resized and look too big.
We will confirm with you by email once we receive your design and pre-payment, sending you a mock up of what it will likely look like.
PREMIUM UPGRADE OPTIONS
We have deliberately kept the number of options streamlined to only the best and most popular options. So for people want something just a little bit more special – so we have narrowed it down to 3 optional upgrades that can be purchased at the same time along with your sword – A Folded Blade Option, Rayskin Wrapped Saya and/or premium leather ito wrap.
To add these to your design, add each one as a ‘separate’ product to the cart and it will be applied to your base sword design accordingly.
Please note that as the actual processes and materials are almost identical to those on a full length Katana and the fact that the prices are heavily discounted already and I am afraid to advise that there is no price break for the components for the Wak, Ko and Tanto - these options cost the same across the board.
Naturally none of these options are necessary to create a fantastic personalized design, but after so many requests for them they are worth adding just in case one of these elements is the missing touch your personalized sword requires. Simply make your selection at the top of the page as normal, order the basic sword, and then pick and choose any extras like a smorgasbord before submitting your final order.
Have fun with process - and if there are any questions feel free to drop me a line!
SPECIFICATONS AT A GLANCE
Blade: Sharpened Differentially Hardened T-10 High Speed Tool Steel with natural hamon.
Blade Length: Both Ko Katana and Wakizashi have a shorter 22" blade (but the Ko-Katana has a standard two handed grip, making it very zippy and versatile, while the wakizashi is usually only used with one hand.
Tsuka: standard 11” (give or take .3” of an inch in either direction – optimized by forge). Real rayskin panel wrap. Available in 11 colors with cotton or synthetic silk (rayon) tightly alternating ito wrap.
Fittings: Select either solid iron or work hardened copper with real gold and silver plating. Strongest fittings available on the market.
Saya: Matches blade length, available in 12 lacquered colors including high gloss, sparkling and textured black. Sageo cord will match the ito wrap selected (default black for leather wrap upgrade option).
*Please note: As the swords are hand made some small variations are to be expected.
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Featured positive reviews:
FINALLY received my custom Ko Katana, exactly what I wanted at a fair price. Wait time was ridiculous more then 2 months over due. The sword- It arrived in perfect condition, taking from the box I examined every detail- beautifully crafted I do have to give it to the guys at the forge they know their craft. Sword gets a 5 out of 5
The service was not so excellent- Questionable wait and responses to inquiries. I will give it to them this time with their main guy down for several weeks. I may try giving them another chance later.