Wakizashi Black Wood

The wakizashi (Kanji: 脇差 Hiragana: わきざし?) meaning "side inserted sword" is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords worn by the samurai class in feudal Japan. More information...

€139,00 excl. VAT
In stock 2 pcs
Item physically stored in our Warehouse in Kadan
, dispatch on 27-May-2024

Wakizashi Black Wood

Please note: This is just an ornamental item, not intended for real use!

  • Overall length 62cm
  • Blade length 42cm
  • Length of the habaki 2.5cm
  • Handle length 14.5cm
  • Sharp blade
  • Diameter of the tsuba approx. 8cm
  • Katana weight approx. 622g
  • Weight of the scabbard approx. 136 g

Wakizashi Black Wood of the Exclusive Collection "Oriental Weapons" made by MARTO®

Certificate of Origin and Quality. Made in Toledo, Spain.

The wakizashi being worn together with the katana was the official sign that the wearer was a samurai or swordsman of feudal Japan. When worn together the pair of swords were called daishō, which translates literally as "big-little".

The wakizashi was one of several short swords available for use by samurai including the tantō.

While the wearing of katana was limited to the samurai class, wakizashi of legal length (ko-wakizashi) could be carried by the chonin class which included merchants. This was common when traveling due to the risk of encountering bandits. Wakizashi were worn on the left side, secured to the waist sash.

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