The wakizashi, the smaller of the two swords carried by the Japanese samurai worn together with the katana was the official sign that the wearer was a samurai or swordsman. Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse and release your inner Samurai forging this modern interpretation of this ancient weapon, an Urban Combat Wakizashi. During this three-day course you will forge a Japanese style Wakizashi blade from high carbon steel. You will also have the opportunity to forge or cast your guard, called a tsuba and wrap the wooden handle of the short sword in fine leather.
Friday, September 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
Saturday, September 3, 4 PM - 9 PM
Sunday, September 4, 4 PM - 9 PM
Additional time might be added for finishing during open forge hours.
This is an advanced bladesmithing course with prerequisites! Please do not register without prior extensive forging experience. If you are uncertain of the level of your forging skill, please check with one of our instructors prior to registering!
Location & Contact Details
205 NW 16th St, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA