- Hand honed and clay tempered
- 24 carat gold leaf accents
- Black lacquered wood scabbard
The Cold Steel Gold Lion Wakazashi represents a Samurai’s “every day carry sword” for personal protection, and the defense of his Lord, his family and his home. Significantly lighter than some of Cold Steel's other heavier-duty Wakazashi, it is not only faster in-hand, but easier and more comfortable to carry when tucked into an Obi and worn all day.
The Wakazashi’s Menuki bears the symbol of the Japanese Shisa (Lion Dog) a guardian or protector - a fitting motif for this beautiful lightweight sword.
Measuring just under thirty inches, the Gold Lion Wakazashi’s blade is made from expertly hand honed and highly polished Damascus steel, with a Hamaguri grind, peaked Iori Mune spine and undulating clay-tempered Hamon.
The black iron Tsuba, Fuchi and Kashira all have gleaming 24 carat gold leaf accents and the handle features white ray-skin and a black silk cord wrap.
Blade Steel: Damascus
Handle Material: Same (Ray Skin) Handle with Black Silk Braid Cord and Brass Menuki
Blade Shape: Tanto
Blade Finish: Polished
Blade Length: 21"
Blade Thickness: .236"
Overall Length: 28.25"
Weight: 22.4 oz
Sheath: Black lacquered wood scabbard