Project X Next Generation Elite T10 Choji Hi Polish Custom Wakizashi/Ko Katana

Project X Next Generation Elite T10 Choji Hi Polish Custom Wakizashi/Ko Katana

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CUSTOM WAKIZASHI TIER IV BLADE, TIER III FITTINGS

CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER!

"Highly refined T10 Wakizashi or Ko Katana blade polished to perfection with Japanese Finger Stones"

Master Smith Forged Custom Shinogi Zukuri 21" blade length Wakizashi or Ko Katana (O-Wakizashi) Differentially Hardened T10 Tool Steel blade with Elite Choji hamon and Japanese fingerstone level polish - Large Number of Customization Options. Made to Order, Typically ships in 8-10 weeks. Our highest level polished Custom Wakizashi to date

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Whether it is to create a truly stunning matching Daisho Set or as a standalone sword - Project X is not complete without the companion sword to the Katana, the Wakizashi (or the longer handled version called a 'Ko-Katana' or 'O-Wakizashi).

CREATING DAISHO SETS

The Daisho was the Samurai's distinctive pairing of Katana and Wakizashi worn at their side and was the exclusive privilege of the warrior classes (however Wakizashi or Ko Katana by themselves could be owned by anyone). The most traditional pairing, which became law in the early Edo period, was black saya with black ito wrap and white rayskin, however by the end of the Edo period the rules had been relaxed somewhat and while the Katana usually used this color combination, the Wakizashi was often different to contrast it, though may have had the same fittings and followed a subtle personalized theme.

CLICK HERE FOR THE MATCHING PROJECT X KATANA

MIXING AND MATCHING THE DAISHO SET SAYA

For the forge direct Wakizashi and Ko Katana, we have 5 saya available - SW1 is a red wood grain style that matches perfectly to either the S1 or S5 Katana saya. SW2 is the classic glossy black saya which can be paired with any of the Black Saya for that ultra traditional look. SW3 has a green bamboo inlaid engraving and can be matched with the S7 Katana saya for a perfectly matched set. SW4 is a mother of pearl inlaid Dragon that matches the S7 Katana saya .  any of the other Mother of Pearl Saya in the series but incurs an additional charge of $45. SW5 is a bright glossy red Saya with black rattan reinforced wrap and is offered as a striking stand alone for non Daisho orders.

ABOUT PROJECT X JAPANESE

An SBG exclusive, the Project X series Custom Katana line are the pinnacle of the various custom katana projects we have been involved with since 2008. Project X blades are hands down the best quality Katana blades currently being produced in Longquan and are forged and polished by only the most senior Master level swordsmiths and swordpolishers at the forge of the acclaimed Swordsmith brothers Xiaowu Jiang and Xialong Jiang.

TIER IV CUSTOM WAKIZASHI/KO KATANA

The Project X Next Generation Elite T10 Choji Hi Polish Custom Wakizasi or Ko Katana is the second sword in the Project X series. It is based on the Forge Direct Custom Katana Series (Tier III Custom Katana), but the blade is upgraded with the maximum amount of time invested to create an especially lively and prominently polished blade (using Japanese fingerstones for the final level) to Project X's extremely high standards (Tier IV) and lifting the entire build to the next level for the most authentic, and keen, edge possible.

Like a fingerprint, each blade is unique and has its own distinctive patterning of the natural hamon temperline, though all are very lively and clearly visible with strong nioi and prominent ashi.

While the blades all have a standard length of 21" and can be selected either with a traditionally hand shaped bo-hi or left as a solid bodied blade depending on your individual preference. From here you can design your custom sword from the ground up using our hand picked selection of only the best, top quality, highly durable fittings to make it your own unique, personalized design.

8-10 weeks later, it all comes together and we send you the tracking info as soon as it leaves the forge via email.

The blade alone is hands down the finest we have ever seen outside of high end Japanese Nihonto valued at many times the price we offer these swords for - the ability to customize it to suit your personal tastes, icing on the cake.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN IN EIGHT EASY STEPS

To truly make this sword your own, simply select one of the selections for each custom option in the dropdown menu as follows:

STEP ONE: SELECT WAKIZASHI OR KO KATANA CONFIGURATION

Select if you would prefer the Wakizashi handle (6") for one handed use or a Ko Katana handle (11", same as a full length Katana).

STEP TWO: SELECT THE FULLER

For the strongest blade possible (power cutter) select the solid bodied blade option. For the fastest, lightest blade possible select full bo-hi. For a mix between the two, select partial bo-hi.

STEP THREE: SELECT THE HABAKI

Choose from 6 different styles of brass Habaki blade collars to begin creating your own unique style.

STEP FOUR: SELECT THE FITTING SETS

Select the Koshirae (furniture) theme that best suits your style. Either a solid iron set with plain fuchigashira or complete work hardened copper set - it is up to you. All fittings are of the highest quality - a large selection of elite work hardened copper sets are available here for a small additional fee.

STEP FIVE: SELECT ITO WRAP COLOR

Select the color of the silk ito maki wrap (now made with hishigami on EVERY sword). "Bad Boy" Black leather ito wrap is also available here for a small additional fee.

STEP SIX: SELECT RAYSKIN COLOR

Select the color of the rayskin under the ito maki wrap. 100% real rayskin is used in all cases, and can be left white or colored black or red. It is up to you. Additionally, you can select to upgrade from quality panel cuts to a full rayskin wrap by selecting the optional upgrade here (again, none of the optional upgrades are necessary to make a fine sword - but if you want to really refine it further, we allow you this opportunity).

STEP SEVEN: SELECT SAGEO COLOR

Now select your choice of hard wearing, thick sageo to go on the saya. When in doubt, go with a simple color that closely compliments the ito maki wrap you have selected.

STEP EIGHT: SELECT THE SAYA

Finally, select the saya to give it that last personal touch. From simple monocolored lacquer to highly detailed mother of pearl. Basic saya are free, but the more advanced designs incur an additional cost to cover our expenses (and may occasionally add to the overall lead time, but as we try to keep them in stock this is rare). All saya come with a genuine buffalo horn koiguchi.

Then sit back and leave the rest to us!

Do not be fooled by cheap imitations, from the quality of the stunning blade to the amazing selection of fittings, this is as close as you are ever likely to get to owning your own heirloom quality personalized katana..

PREMIUM OPTIONAL EXTRAS AND UPGRADES

The basic free/included options are more than enough to make a stunningly beautiful sword - but if you want to add something even more special to your design, in addition to a large and varied selection of saya, there are currently three options that can be added to your design if so desired as follows:

UPGRADE OPTION 1: Elite Premium Quality Work Hardened Copper Fitting Sets with Gold and Silver Inlay

UPGRADE OPTION 2: Hard wearing leather ito wrap

UPGRADE OPTION 3: FULL Rayskin wrap

Additionally, check this page of the SBG Sword Store Blog for more information on how these swords are made and high resolution images of all components. If you have any questions or if anything is unclear, feel free to contact us and we are only to happy to help.

How to Use

Suitable for frequent backyard or dojo cutting. The most traditional blade possible - select your own fittings. Heirloom quality.
21" Blade measured from Munemachi to Kissaki plus your choice of Wakizashi (6") or KoKatana (11") handle. Weight will vary depending on fittings and blade length but typically between 1.3-1.6lbs

Materials and Construction

Differentially hardened T10 tool steel, fully sharpened Master Smith forged blade with real hamon and hi polish using Japanese fingerstones. Your choice of premium quality, traditional and durable tsuba/fittings. Silk ito hineri maki wrapped tsuka with hishigami in your selected color over authentic rayskin (available in 5 ito and 3 rayskin colors). Wooden lacquered saya with buffalo horn Koiguchi in your choice of color and style, including mother of pearl and other premium options at a an additional price.
FREE SHIPPING direct from the forge in Longquan, China via SF Express or UPS, typically within 8-10 weeks (though please allow for unexpected delays - the blades of these swords typically take a long time to produce)..

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Payments made on custom orders are non refundable and cannot be cancelled once work has commenced as they are made to order to YOUR personal tastes and the expenses incurred making it are non refundable to us as well. If there is a problem with your custom order we will work with you to provide a fair and satisfactory outcome, up to and including remaking the sword and in general going the extra mile to ensure that at the end of it all, you are pleased with your purchase. Click here for more info on our guarantees
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