Ryujin T10 Custom Wakizashi - solid bodied blade
Solid bodied blade/no-hi Version.
Select and Customize your own Wakizashi to match the basic Ryujin T10 Katana bo-hi blade version. Unfullered/solid bodied blade for extra strength and cutting power.
Select Your Custom Design from the images above: One Low Price
- Assembled and Shipped within 1 week from Los Angeles!
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Brought to you by popular demand, it is finally here: a matching Wakizashi to go with the Ryujin T10 Custom Katana - solid bodied blade version so you can create your own Samurai Daisho set!
As with the Katana in the series, the Wakizashi utilizes only the BEST available options to ensure you get the best looking, best performing, best cutting sword possible - fully guaranteed to not only meet but EXCEED your expectations. With only the best options available, it is practically impossible to design a bad looking sword. Just pick the components that you like the look of best and let us make it real for you!
But don't make the mistake of thinking these swords are just pretty ornaments - these are serious, practical blades that are surprisingly robust yet traditionally constructed and at our special introductory price, are some of the best cutting swords available anywhere near this price point. The ability to customize them is indeed just a very special free bonus!!
1) Select which Tsuba you wish to be mounted. All tsuba are made from solid iron and all but the Double "C" Ring Musashi and Black Crane tsuba feature REAL gold accents to give the design a splash of color at NO additional cost to you (normally $75 more!). The 'Front' is the Omote and is the side that faces the tsuka, the 'Back' is the Ura and faces the tip of the blade. This is so that when the sword is worn or displayed, the more attractive side faces onlookers, and when drawn, the less attractive part faces the opponent..
2) Select tsuka (hande) ito color from 8 different choices of synthetic silk rayon.
3) Select saya style and color. T924322 has a wood-grain finish. T924911 is the natural wood with clear lacquer finish. T924111 is a standard glossy black, T924121 has a textured finish to minimize finger prints and scratches.
Click the thumbnail to open a high resolution picture of each option or hover your mouse over a thumbnail for a quick view.
No hidden costs, one price for any and all customization selected.
Over 30,000 combinations possible, meaning your sword can be almost as unique as your own personal tastes!
Assembled and shipped from the Ryujin workshop in Los Angeles within 1 week after ordering!
How to Use
Materials and Construction
Featured positive reviews:
So, my story with this sword begins with it's initial purchase, in which, after receiving it, the blade was significantly offset from the tsuka, to an almost comical degree. Despite SBG's policy on no returns for custom swords, they gladly helped me get a replacement from Ryujin within a month or so, this current example isn't superb, but it's more than acceptable in quality.
The blade itself came with a beautiful, albeit somewhat light choji-midare hamon, the planes of the blade are mostly flat, there's a little bit of warble in them, but the sharpening and polishing was adequate.
I chose the shishi-botan tsuba, which came fitted extraordinarily tightly to the sword blade, as a result, I had to hammer on it with a non-marring mallet to get it off for my initial evaluation/sharpening/polishing, getting it back on proved to be very difficult as the points where Ryujin staked the tsuba to tighten it to the blade caused it to pivot with every whack, but I did eventually get it back on without much issue.
The fuchi and kashira are cast iron fittings that are simple but otherwise fine, though the kashira appears to be the type that has a central peg down into the tsuka rather than fitted over carved out pegs on the tsuka, it fits well enough and for the price, I don't expect too much more, they seem to be well fitted to the tsuka, as well as glued on, which again, for the price point, is an acceptable step to enhance their durability.
The tsuka and ito are well sized and well wrapped, the diamonds aren't all evenly sized but they're centered and the wrap is tight enough. Samegawa comes in the form of panels that are of decent quality, though as is the case with most production japanese swords, don't expect any "large node" cuts of the stuff unless you get lucky. Menuki are the typical gold-esque brass castings that while not to a high level of detail, are appropriate for the price point.
Overall, I'd say this is a decent low-price wakizashi for the 200 dollar on-sale asking price, though the solid bodied version does feel a little heavier than I'd expect a wakizashi to be, that's expected without a bo-hi. In addition, my thanks again to SBG's customer service for helping me rectify the original issue.