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Wakizashi(脇差)

Wakizashi refers to around a 30-60 cm long blade (11.8-28.6 inch) and worn on the waist as well as Katana. It was carried as a backup next to Katana. Samurai needed to use Wakizashi when he fought in a small room or with proximity, where Katana would be too long to unsheathe. Also, Samurai had to leave his Katana to the guard when Samurai entered a castle, while Wakizashi was allowed to bring inside as self-protection.

Wakizashi gained more presence as the Edo Government had launched the national law during the Edo period(1603-1868 A.D.) to force all Samurai to wear Katana and Wakizashi to identify themselves as the military officers of the regime.
Now, the antique Japanese swords are regarded as pieces of artwork and are allowed to export overseas unless they are national treasures. So many people are enthusiastic about Japanese swords worldwide. Please check our collection below.

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    Signed: Hizenkoku Dewa Daijyo Yukihiro Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate, Shirasaya Case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(SHINTO) Age Kanbun Period (1661-1673 A.D) : The early Edo period Swordsmith Hizenkoku Dewanokami Yukihiro Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Ninteisho Location Hizen Province( Saga Prefecture today) Blade Size Length:  51.2 cm(20.2 inches)/Curvature: 1.36 cm(0.5 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    Signed: Jiro Taro Maokatsu(front)/ 11th year of Tenpou period in August (1840 A.D.) Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(Shin-Shin To) Age Tenpou era(天保):Late Edo Period(1831-1845 A.D.) Swordsmith Jiro Taro Naokatsu(次郎太郎直勝) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate Location Musashi(Tokyo ) Blade Size Length:33.1  cm(13.0 inches)/Curvature:0.0 cm(0 inch) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    Included: NTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age Tenbun Period(1532-1554 A.D) Swordsmith Soshu Yasuharu Certificate NTHK Certificate Location Soshu(Today’s Kanagawa prefecture) Blade Size Length:53.6  cm/Curvature:0.9 cm  

  • $7,670.33

    SIGNED: Tenryuji Masataka(front)/ March in the first year of Genji era(1864) Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi ( SHIN SHIN TO) Age Genji Era(1864) : Late Edo period Swordsmith Tenryuji Masataka(天龍寺正隆) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate Location Settsu province(today’s Osaka prefecture) Blade Size Length:30.5 cm( 12.0 inches) , Curvature: 0.4 cm( 0.16 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $5,273.35

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro(front)/ Echizen Jyu(back) Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi( SHINTO) Age Kanbun Era(1661-1673) : Early Edo Period Swordsmith Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro(近江守藤原継広) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate Location Echizen(today’s Fukui Prefecture) Blade Size Length: 53.6 cm(21.1 inches), Curvature: 0.8 cm(0.31 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Hizen Karatsusumi Takada Kawachi Kami Minamoto Motoyuki(front)/ The sixth year in Hou-ei period, lucky day(back) Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(Shinto) Age Hou-Ei era(宝永): Edo Period(1709 A.D.) Swordsmith Hizen Karatsusumi Takada Kawachi Kami Minamoto Motoyuki(肥前唐津住高田河内守源本行) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate Location Karatsu(Today’s Saga prefecture) Blade Size Length:57.2  cm(22.5 inches)/Curvature:1.05 cm(0.4 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: (front)/ Bizenkoku jyu Shichibe Jo Sukesada /(back)The first year of Kanbun period in August:1661 A.D Included: JASMK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(Shinto) Age Kanbun era(寛文): Early Edo Period(1661 A.D.) Swordsmith Bizenkoku jyu  Osafune Shichibe Jo Sukesada(備前国住長船七兵衛尉祐定) Certificate JASMK Certificate Location  Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture) Blade Size Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa): 57.6 cm(22.7 inches)/Curvature(Sori):1.5 cm(0.6 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Bishu Osafune Sukesada (front)/ The seventh year of Tensho(1510 A.D) in August Included: NBTHK Hozon certificate,  traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age Eisho Period(1504-1521 A.D.) Swordsmith Bishu Osafune Sukesada Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate Location  Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture) Blade Size Length:50.4 cm(19.8 inches)/Curvature:1.2 cm(0.5 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $4,985.71

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Echizenkokuzumi Kanenori Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(Shinto) Age Kanbun Era(寛文): Edo Period (1661-1673 A.D.) Swordsmith Echizenkokuzumi Kanenori(越前国住包則) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate Location Echizen (Today’s Fukui Prefecture) Blade Size Length:45.3 cm(17.8 inches)/Curvature:0.9 cm(0.4 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Omi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age 1641-1693 A.D.(Edo Period) Swordsmith Fujiwara Tadahiro Certificate NBTHK Certificate Location Hizen (Today’s Saga Prefecture) Blade Size Length: 52.4 cm,Curvature: 1.4 cm  

  • $3,451.65

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NBTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(KO-TO) Age Muromachi Period(1532-1573 A.D.) Swordsmith Genbe Sukesada(源兵衛祐定) Certificate NBTHK certificate on both the blade and its scabbard Location Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture) Blade Size Length:38.0 cm(15.0 inches)/Curvature:1.0 cm(0.4 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $5,273.35

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NTHK Kanteisho certificate, Traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, Full exportation support Category Wakizashi(SHIN TO) Age Enpo Era(1673-1681) : Early Edo Period Swordsmith The third generation Hoki no Kami Nobutaka(三代伯耆守信高):Unsigned Certificate NTHK Kanteisho certificate Location Owari province( Aichi prefecture) Blade Size Length:52.1 cm( 20.5 inches)/Curvature:1.0 cm( 0.4 inches)  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age Muromachi period_Oei(1394-1428) Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sanemitsu Certificate NTHK certificate Location Bizen(Today’s Okayama prefecture) Blade Size Length:37.8cm/Curvature:0.7cm  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Signed: Sukesada Included: NTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age Azuchi-Momoyama period_Tensho(1573~1591) Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sukesada Certificate NTHK certificate Location BIZEN(OKAYAMA Pref.) Blade Size Length:38.4cm/Curvature:0.7 cm  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age EDO_Kanbun(1661~1673) Swordsmith Bichunokami Tachibana YASUHIRO Certificate NTHK certificate Location SETTSU(OSAKA Pref.)*KISHUU→SETTSU Blade Size Length:42.0 cm/Curvature:0.8cm  

  • $4,793.96

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Signed: KAWAI HISAYUKI(front)/ 1860 peach blossoms season (back) Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(SHIN-SHIN TO) Age ANSEI era(安政): Late Edo Period( 1860 A.D.) Swordsmith KAWAI HISAYUKI(川井久幸) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate Location MUSASHINOKUNI (TOKYO Pref.) Blade Size Length:39.7cm cm(15.6 inches)/Curvature:0.6 cm(0.2 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.