MIRABILE KO WAKIZASHI PAIR

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  1. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    A matched pair for a Clint of David’s

    from David



    I forged three different blades, to get these two that really matched up pretty close.

    The steel is W2.
    Blade length is about 13 3/4”
    OAL is 26”
    9” Tsuka is carbon fiber over Alaska yellow cedar. Carbon fiber ito.
    Copper habaki and seppa, wrought iron tsuba.
    Saya is carbon fiber over Alaska yellow cedar.
    Ancient walrus ivory kojiri and kashira.
    These are wrapped non traditionally as there is a right and left hand sword. This can be seen in the location of menuki, and the kurigata on the saya.


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    the weight is 1 pound 13 ounces and the other is 1 pound 13.5 ounces they are as close as can be possible
     
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  2. The Zieg

    The Zieg Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Would love to see sone cutting vids with these.

    Zieg
     
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  3. Atomic Inc

    Atomic Inc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 7, 2021
    Those are gorgeous
     
  4. clearytja

    clearytja

    Oct 17, 2002
    I have found three or four other blades similar in size to these...but nothing so nice. I have been calling them two handed tantos.....is there a better name? They are significantly smaller then most Ko Katanas I have seen.
    Can’t wait to see a video.....:)!
     
  5. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Regretfully guys these are not going to me but I’m they will cut as well as mine do

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