Blade for a Short Sword (Wakizashi), Made in Koto-Bichu Style
Mount maker Yoshindo Yoshiwara Japanese
Not on view
A wakizashi is a short sword with a blade between 30 and 60 cm long, usually worn in tandem with a full-length sword (katana). Wakizashi were fashionable in the Muromachi period (1392–1573) and later.
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