Kodachi Sword

£220.00

Honor Japanese history with this Kodachi sword, a refined tribute to the Heian period, recognized as the prestigious ancestor of the Wakizashi. Handcrafted by our master swordsmiths, this damascus-steel Kodachi sword features a 52 cm sharp blade, a rosewood scabbard and Tsuka in a rough wood stain. Immerse yourself in history with this essential Japanese heirloom.

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Kodachi Sword
Kodachi Sword £220.00
Katana Stand
1 × Katana Stand
£12.00
Yellow Silk Bag
1 × Silk bag
£9.60
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Kodachi Sword specifications

  • Hand-forged by our master swordsmiths.
  • Damascus steel blade, sharpened on demand.
  • Saya (鞘): rosewood scabbard, raw wood color.
  • Sageo (下げ緒): none.
  • Tsuka (柄): 20 cm rosewood handle.
  • Tsuka-ITO (柄糸): none.
  • Tsuba (鍔): small ornamental rounded guard.
  • Habaki (鎺): brass.

Dimensions

  • Blade length: 52 cm
  • Overall length including handle: 75 cm
  • Handle length: 20 cm
  • Blade thickness: 0,7 cm
  • Blade width: 3,2 cm
  • Weight: 1 kg

Accessories

  • Katana stand: Not included
  • Scabbard: Included

Kodachi Sword: design and finishes

This Kodachi, elegantly evoking the essence of the Heian era, is distinguished by distinctive characteristics that recall its seminal role in the history of Japanese swords as the ancestor of the Wakizashi. Its finely-sharpened Damascus steel blade extends majestically over 52 cm.

The untouched rosewood scabbard frames the blade with striking sobriety, true to the authentic craftsmanship of the Heian era. The small, ornamental rounded guard and every detail, from the 20 cm rosewood Tsuka to the meticulous engraving on the blade, is carefully reproduced to capture the historical essence of this small Japanese sword.

The color of the blade highlights the nuances of the damascus steel, while the guard, with its elegant shape, recalls the artistic details of the period. The finely crafted brass of the Habaki accentuates the harmonious transition between blade and guard.

The balanced weight of around 1 kg offers an immersive experience, transporting the holder back to a time when the Kodachi embodied the quintessence of martial refinement. Every element of this carefully crafted Kodachi celebrates its origin and perpetuates the fascinating heritage of Japanese swords.

Origins of Kodachi

The kodachi is considered as the ancestor of the wakizashi in Japan. While the wakizashi appeared during the Muromachi era (1336 to 1573), the kodachi is said to have origins dating back to the Heian period (794 to 1185). Its shape is based on that of the tachi, and it is often thinner and more curved than the wakizashi. A kodachi generally measures between 40 and 65 cm.

Additional information

Blade Material: No selection

Guard (Tsuba 鍔): No selection

Small ornamental rounded guard

Handle (Tsuka 柄): No selection

Rosewood

Tsuka-ITO (柄糸): No selection

None

Habaki (鎺): No selection

Brass

Scabbard (Saya 鞘): No selection

Rosewood

Blade length (cm): No selection

52

Overall length including handle (cm): No selection

75

Length with scabbard (cm): No selection

78

Handle length (cm): No selection

20

Blade thickness (cm): No selection

0.7

Blade width (cm): No selection

3.2

Weight (kg): No selection

1 kg

Package weight (kg): No selection

1.5 kg

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