The Nami Wakizashi with its intricately crafted fittings depicting wind-churned waves can be seen as a reflection of the samurai who bears it – like the sea itself, his mind, with weapon drawn, can be as the gentle lapping of waves in a calm lagoon; or the sea-foam rage of the tempestuous typhoon.
As if to match the hilt fittings, the hardy T-10 high carbon steel blade of the Nami Wakizashi has been clay-tempered to possess a hardened, wave-like hamon along its edge. The habaki and seppa are brass and the tsuba, fuchi and kashira hilt fittings are crafted from detailed cast brass with an antiqued finish. The wooden tsuka grip is inlaid with panels of genuine rayskin and paired with a set of menuki to match the fittings. An ito grip wrap of supple leather completes the sword.
The saya scabbard is carved to fit from wood and is finished with a coating of glossy black lacquer and a braided sageo cord. Included is a black cloth sword bag.