Introducing the Marfione Customs Combat Wakizashi
The Combat Wakizashi is a masterful creation from the visionary mind of Tony Marfione, owner and founder of Microtech Knives. In this detailed exploration, Tony takes us through the intricate process of wrapping the handle with a sukumaki technique, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each Combat Wakizashi.
Handmade under the Marfione Customs brand, these wakizashi blades are a fusion of tradition and innovation. Tony Marfione, a devoted collector of Japanese antiques, brings his passion to life in the Combat Wakizashi. The sukumaki wrap, a technique he particularly enjoys, adds a personal touch to each piece.
The Combat Wakizashi is not just a blade; it's a work of art. Tony's personal library is adorned with Japanese antiques dating back to the 1200s. Drawing inspiration from the renowned Yoshihara family, especially Yoshindo, the Combat Wakizashi pays homage to the rich legacy of Japanese sword craftsmanship.
Tony's expertise extends beyond the blade itself. He introduces us to the sukumaki art form, a process that allows him to delve into his creative space. The leather sukagawa used adds a unique and modern twist to the traditional technique, showcasing the versatility of Marfione Customs.
The handle of the Combat Wakizashi is wrapped with precision, alternating braids to ensure durability. Tony emphasizes the importance of this technique, sharing insights into his experiences with different materials, including silk and leather. The result is a handle that not only exudes elegance but also stands the test of time.
The Combat Wakizashi is more than just a blade – it's a testament to Tony Marfione's dedication to preserving and advancing the art of Japanese swordmaking. With expert craftsmanship and artistic vision, the Combat Wakizashi is a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Immerse yourself in the world of Marfione Customs and experience the culmination of passion, tradition, and innovation in the Combat Wakizashi.
Marfione Customs Combat Wakizashi Specifications:
- Blade length: 14.5"
- Blade material: Baker Forge Riptide Ultra Damascus
- Sheath: Chattanooga Leather Works
- Overall length: 23.75"
- Handle material: EDO Japan Menuki Stingray and Leather Wrapped
- Weight: 1lb 14.4oz w/ Sheath 2lb 11.4oz