Honshu Boshin Wakizashi - Modern Tactical Samurai / Ninja Sword - Hand Forged 1060 Carbon Steel - Full Tang, Fully Functional, Battle Ready - Black TPR, Steel Guard and Pommel, Lanyard Hole - Scabbard
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  • A wakizashi for a new era - legendary Japanese sword variety updated with sleek contemporary style and bold tactical appointments
  • 22 1/2" 1060 high carbon steel blade designed for serious, real-world use and the rigors of modern combat
  • Retains incomparably sharp edge through vigorous, extended use and other punishing conditions
  • Rugged TPR handle - clean, functional design; textured no-slip grip; ergonomic contours boost comfort, reduce fatigue
  • Offset elliptical guard and angled pommel with lanyard hole for tethering; both satin-finished stainless steel
  • Tough wooden saya beautifully complements sword; accented with black leather sageo
  • Overall length: 34" - ideally sized for covert operations and fast-paced combat

Distinctly modern sword with an ancient soul Boshin retains legendary wakizashi sharpness, adds state-of-the-art upgrades
The Boshin Wakizashi epitomizes Honshu's celebrated knack for fusing tradition and innovation into masterworks of modern sword design and engineering. True to the legendary Japanese Wakizashi’s roots, the Boshin boasts a 30 3/8” full-tang blade that is simply unrivaled in sharpness and durability. Swordsmiths and scholars have long deemed the storied Wakizashi the sharpest weapon on the planet, and, fittingly, no edge on any sword, anywhere can contend with the shear cutting and cleaving clout of the Boshin’s impossibly sharp 1060 high carbon steel blade. It can literally slice through a cinder block like a hot knife through butter, suffering nary a scratch or fissure. But take one look at the Boshin and it immediately becomes clear – this is no ordinary Wakizashi.

More "black ops" than "black tie" Boshin sheds elegant samurai robes, dons tactical duds tailored to today's warrior
Trading traditional trappings and garb for chic contemporary style and cutting-edge appointments, the innovative Boshin is undeniably a weapon for the modern era. Advanced textured TPR rubber shrouds the tsuka for an ergonomic no-slip grip you just can’t get from conventional ray skin and cord. The tsuka is crowned with an oversized polished steel kashira with handy lanyard hole, and the tsuba snubs fanciful ornamentation in favor of a pragmatic asymmetrical pointed ellipse design. Deep blood grooves extend along the sleek, gleaming blade from the base of the tsuba to the outset of the boshi, the blade’s placid terminal curve that culminates with the stinging kissaki, or point.

"Saya" love it Sleek, tastefully clean scabbard furthers contemporary vibe
A tough black wooden saya, or scabbard, secures the razor-sharp blade. In keeping with the Boshin’s clean, functional aesthetic motif, the satiny smooth saya is largely unembellished, save the handsome black genuine leather sageo. Even among far more expensive swords, Honshu's remarkably affordable Boshin Wakizashi is sure to become the cherished focal point of your collection, admired and coveted by all who lay eyes on it.

Zen and the art of swordcraft Wielding the Boshin is nothing short of surreal
With its fierce cutting potency and sublime feel, wielding this carbon steel masterpiece is almost Zen-like and beyond description; you just have to experience it for yourself! Truly a must-have for longtime Japanese Wakizashi aficionados, beginning sword fanciers and everyone in between.

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.60 out of 5
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love this sword!! Reviewed by on Aug 28, 2018   5 out of 5

this is a great little sword like a modern tactical samurai sword it had a good edge on it the scabbard is excelent good grip ruberized feel to it, no slip. this really exceeded my expectations. could you fell an oak tree with it? probably not, but why would you want to grab an axe or hatchet. i like this one so much ill most likely end up getting its big brother for the low price of a mere $119.99 ive got several of these honshu boshin brand swords and knives and ive found them to all be of exceptional quality for those of us wanting a zombie tool sword but not willing tp pay that much for one.

AWESOME Reviewed by Stanley LaRue on Jan 19, 2018   5 out of 5

this is an amazing sword. it looks awesome and feels great in your hands. I am definitely going to buy its big brother and littler brother. got to collect the whole set. lol you will not regret getting this sword. it is a beast. solid, sturdy, and dependable. not going to give all the science and stats of previous reviews. get this sword. I highly recommend it.

Actually sharp!!! Reviewed by Erman Case on Nov 25, 2017   5 out of 5

This sword looks good, balances well, and is built like a tank. Nothing second rate here! And, it actually arrived SHARP!!! That's a first for me. I think this is the most usable sword I have ever purchased!!!

Fine sword, finer price Reviewed by Jerrod Kinyon on Jun 29, 2017   5 out of 5

Sword arrived in great condition. No flaws, scratches, or other impurities noticed. Blade already sharpened. Grip is fine. This is a fine addition to any collection. :-)

Reviewed by Jeremy Andersen on Jun 27, 2017   5 out of 5

Definitely one of the best blades on here for the price

Love it, but the pommel connection is weak Reviewed by on Jun 26, 2017   3 out of 5

This sword is really great. Comes sharp, looks great, good balance. Only problem is that when I was testing it out the pommel broke right off. There's a bolt where the pommel screws on and then is glued in place and that is a weak point. Hit anything beside a water bottle and the vibrations tavel downt he handle and pop the pommel off.

WILL C. Reviewed by on Jun 21, 2017   5 out of 5


Awesome Style, Lackluster Swordplay Reviewed by Mark Grubbs on Jun 20, 2017   4 out of 5

Starting with the hilt, the fittings are all very tight and the handle has an intimidating gun grip design; however, this pattern tends to chafe my fingers after moderate use and the angular pommel provides more than enough slip-protection. The scabbard is light and, while it is cosmetically appealing, has a black plastic cover on the wooden core that scratches easily. The leather wrapping and the cotton sageo are both well done, and the blade is tight in the scabbard (too tight at first, but it loosens up with use). On to the main event, the blade as a whole is very sturdy and seemingly well tempered, yet I have three major issues with it. First, it has a point of balance 1.5" from the handguard which makes it a bit unwieldy to swing; I feel if it had a half or no bo-hi, the balance shift might offset the added mass (though I suppose that's merely preference). Second, reminiscent of a kitchen knife, the edge on this sword is a secondary bevel, which doesn't last on anything tougher than jugs or pool noodles (i.e. branches). Third, the geometry between the edge and the bo-hi is concave from the guard to the yokote (for whatever reason, the blade geometry on the tip is convex); concave means I cannot put a better edge on the blade lest it be too thin. When the beveled edge is sharpened, it suits my light and occasional usage, and makes for a decent "beater" sword that will last for quite a while.

Pt. 2: The more I handle it the more I like it. Reviewed by Bryan Potratz on Jun 10, 2017   5 out of 5

Re: My initial assessment. In my earlier rating I quibbled about the length of the grip. I am inclined to retract that quibble. The extra inches allow the tip to be extended or withdrawn without changing position, by allowing the grip to move within the hand(s). It is an interesting feature - one I hadn't addressed before - and could be a tactical asset in blade combat. However, while any points are given for overall design, balance and utility, I must grouse ever so slightly about the plastic wrapping around the wood scabbard. At the mouth of the scabbard, the fit of the plastic to the wood is... awful. Functional and utilitarian, but... awful. The wood of the scabbard is exposed there at the mouth in a totally non-Wabi way. I await the delivery of my second Boshin Wakizashi to make comparison. I also agree with those who would have preferred a scabbard with a more modern market in mind. The grip is modern. The pommel is modern. But the scabbard is designed to be worn under a Kimono Sash. Fail. A more ambidextrous modern belt style scabbard attachment would be optimal. But this is a mean, cutting, utilitarian blade. Casca would approve.

Best ROI on a useable Sword Reviewed by Bryan Potratz on Jun 10, 2017   5 out of 5

I own useful swords. Not fantasy, not junk, not Premium/Bespoke, but Useful. I don't do long swords... Katana, European, whatever. Long swords aren't "useful" in a modern context (where swords of any type are an anachronism). I have a useful length "Zatoichi" type sword... cut down from 29" to 24" and retempered. I have a Gladius and a Quama. Blades over 24" are just pointless to me, so I ordered the Boshin Wakizash. I picked it up from the POB today... and ordered a twin within the hour. Honest Opinion/Review: The balance is good, though not "ideal" FOR ME. The grip is a half a hand too long - FOR MY STYLE. But the steel is good, the grip positive, the balance learnable and the blade length is just short of perfect for me. I could wield this all day and be happy. At less than $100 for a USEABLE sword that ALMOST fits MY criteria for a $2000+ Bespoke hand-fitted sword, I have no complaints AT ALL.

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