Onikiri Full Tang Handmade Japanese WAKIZASHI Sword Empire Wheel Tsuba
Onikiri Full Tang Handmade Japanese Wakizashi Sword Empire Wheel Tsuba\nProduct Description\nOnikiri Full Tang Handmade Japanese Wakizashi Sword Empire Wheel Tsuba \nThe samurai wakizashi, a traditional japanese warrior weapon, has a blade between 30 and 60 cm (12 and 24 in), with wakizashi close to the length of a katana being called ō-wakizashi and wakizashi closer to tantō length being called kō-wakizashi. The japanese wakizashi being worn together with the katana was the official sign that the wearer was a samurai or a japanese swordsman. When worn together the pair of swords were called daishō, 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.\nTsuka length : 9.75”\nBlade length : 21”\nOverall length : 32” This item is also known as a tsuba and is great in any japanese weapon collection.