“Mugen” is a word of Japanese origin, meaning dream, fantasy, or infinite. This is what we see when we look at the design of the fittings of this sword. The design is actually called “guribori” which is a metalsmithing technique that involves layering many different color metals and carving arabesque and spiral patterns. However, the guribori on the fittings of this sword are not real guribori, but made to look like it. Though they still look very nice. The tsuba on this wakizashi is a “hamidashi” or small tsuba. It’s made of plain blackened iron.
The Mugen Wakizashi is a perfect partner for our Mugen Katana making them a daisho (paired set).
The video below shows the difference in flexibility between the 1st Generation and 2nd Generation. The 2nd Gen is more flexible like a 1060 blade.
More subtle wire brushed hamon which looks like a real hamon.