Model: Kwaiken Fixed Blade
Blade Steel: AEB-L
Overall Length: 9”
Blade Length: 4.5”
Features: Flat ground primary blade with false double edge; VGK rag composite scales; lanyard hole; maker’s mark scale inlay
About this model
Kwaiken or Kaiken (dagger)is a 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long, single or double-edged dagger without ornamental fittings housed in a plain mount.
It was once carried by men and women of the samurai class in Japan. It was useful for self-defense in indoor spaces where the long blade katana and intermediate sword wakizashi were inconvenient.