Design Your Own Ko Katana, Wakizashi or Tanto!
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SBG Custom Wakizashi, Ko Katana and/or Tanto Option 3.0

SBG Custom Wakizashi, Ko Katana and/or Tanto Option 3.0
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Batch 46 - ON HOLD

Batch 46 of the SBG Custom Katana is on hold until at least mid June 2019 while the forge works on making the previous batch.



$399.99 $429.99 You Save $30.00
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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.


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.

Premium Optional Extra # 1: Folded T10 Blade

Premium Optional Extra #2: SanMai Laminated Blade

Premium Optional Extra #3: Kobuse Laminated Blade

Premium Optional Extra #4: Special Tsuba/Koshirae

Premium Optional Extra # 5: Leather Ito with Hishigami

Premium Optional Extra #6: Premium Saya with Buffalo horn and full rayskin wrap

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!


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.

How to Use

Designed for traditional cutting practice. Also suitable as a high quality display sword or family heirloom. Companion blades added to a Custom Katana 3.0 order or as a standalone.
Sharpened Differentially Hardened T-10 High Speed Tool Steel with natural hamon. High quality iron or work hardened copper fittings. Authentic rayskin panels. Tightly wrapped cotton or synthetic silk ito in 11 colors (optional upgrade to leather with hisigami also available). Premium polished kissaki with real geometric yokote (rare).
Average lead time 90 days after each monthly batch closes. FREE SHIPPING to the USA and Canada from our Canadian warehouse based in Manitoba, Canada. You can check on the current status of the batch anytime by clicking here or just contact us with your order number and the batch details to request an update and we will get back to you asap. Tracking information is emailed automatically after final inspection and shipping.

Warranty Info

We guarantee if you keep it well oiled and maintained, the blade of any sword sold from the SBG sword store will hold up to a LIFETIME of reasonable usage without breakage. If it breaks during the course of reasonable and intended usage we will replace it with either the same (or if unavailable, a similar) model completely free of charge. If you abuse it, like try to cut down a tree, attempt to replicate the destructive testing vids on you tube or otherwise use it in any way outside of traditional cutting techniques, we will do our best to help but the warranty is void. This warranty applies to the original purchaser (proof of purchase required) and remains in effect for as long as SBG is around to honor it.

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees

Featured positive reviews:

SBG Custom Wakizashi, Ko Katana and/or Tanto Option 3.0
Beautiful Sword, Excellent Quality
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.