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Early wakizashi has a blade 19 inch cutting blade. With the wakizashi close to the length of a katana being called o-wakizashi and wakizashi closer to tanto length being called ko-wakizashi. The wakizashi being worn together with the katana was the official sign that the wearer was a samurai or swordsman. When worn together the pair of swords were called daisho, which translates literally as "big-little". The katana was the big or long sword and the wakizashi the "little" or companion sword. Wakizashi are not necessarily just a smaller version of the katana; they could be forged differently and have a different cross section. The blade on this example is not signed and has several openings but the blade is still pretty bright with a strong temper line. Blade is housed in a brown scabbard with matching handle. Very Good.

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EARLY JAPANESE WAKIZASHI SWORD WITH SCABBARD

Estimate $300 - $400Oct 05
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Willoughby, OH, USA
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