Samurai Short Sword made for the Martial Artist
The Wakizashi was a traditional Japanese short sword worn at the side of the samurai class in feudal Japan. When paired with a katana it was known as Daisho which translated to "big-little" and first appeared sometime in the Japanese Edo Period. The wakizashi was an effective close quarters sword and unlike the katana, which was left at the door of dwellings with servants, it was always kept at the samurais side.
The shirasaya often confused as a “shirasaya sword” or “ shirasaya katana” was not really a sword at all even though....
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