The Cold Steel Wakizashi Sword is one of the Imperial Series Swords. The Wakizashi Sword is made of pure quality cold steel. It is a Japanese Samurai Side Sword. It is called a side sword because it is a side inserted sword. They were very popular among ancient samurai warriors of Japan. Samurais wore this sword with great dignity. Like other Japanese Samurai Swords, the Cold Steel Wakizashi Sword is a two handed sword. If you want to effectively use Samurai swords then you have to hold it with two hands. This cold steel sword would definitely be a great sword in your knife collection.