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Amboyna Sanmai Cable Wakizashi

This is a custom project designed by Antonio C Junior for Jeff Larsen. I felt in love with the concept as soon as it was presented to me and I immediately agreed to bring it to life. The blade is a hira zukuri 21 inch nagasa wakizashi. It is a sanmai construction with folded cable steel for the jacket and a core of 1050 carbon steel. Fittings are made of copper and horn. The wood is a uniquely long and beautiful piece of amboyna burl.

You can see a detailed description of the making of this blade here.