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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.

Updated: 16 Jan 2021

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  • $5,778.29

    SIGNED:
    Echizen no Kami Minamoto Nobuyoshi

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Sword Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Wakizashi ( SHINTO)
    Age Mid-Edo period(Late 17th century)
    Swordsmith Echizen no Kami Nobuyoshi(越前守信)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Yamashiro province(today’s Kyoto prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:52.1  cm (20.5  inches), Curvature: 0.9 cm(0.35 inches)

  • $6,645.03

    SIGNED:
    Musashi Taro Yasukuni(front)/ Ma Jyugo Mai Kobuse Saku(back)

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Sword Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Wakizashi ( SHINTO)
    Age Mid-Edo period(Late 17th century-early 18th century)
    Swordsmith Muashi Taro Yasukuni(武蔵太郎安国)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Edo city (today’s Tokyo)
    Blade Size Length:51.5 cm ( 20.27 inches), Curvature: 1.5 cm( 0.59 inches)

  • $7,030.25

    SIGNED:
    Tenryuji Masataka(front)/ March in the first year of Genji era(1864,backside)

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Sword Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    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)

  • $4,911.54

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    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)

  • $5,007.85 $4,805.61

    SIGNED:
    Echizenkokuzumi Kanenori

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    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)

  • $5,296.76 $4,805.61

    Signed:
    KAWAI HISAYUKI(front)/7th year of ANSEI(1860). peach blossoms season (back)

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    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.

  • $0.00

    SIGNED:
    Mutsu no Kami Kaneyasu

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Wakizashi( SHINTO)
    Age 1661-1689(Early Edo Period: Late 17th century)
    Swordsmith Mutsu no kami Kaneyasu(陸奥守包保)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Settsu(Today’s Osaka)
    Blade Size Length: 45.3 cm( 17.8 inches), Curvature: 1.0 cm(0.39 inches)

  • $5,056.00

    SIGNED:
    Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro(front)/ Echizen Jyu(back)

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    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.

  • $3,466.97 $3,293.62

    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)

  • $1,733.49

    Included:
    NBTHK Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi( KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(450-500 years old)
    Swordsmith Kinbou(金房): Unsigned
    Certificate NBTHK Certificate
    Location Yamato(today’s Nara Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 38.6  cm( 15.2 inches), Curvature: 1.1 cm( 0.43 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    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.

  • $0.00

    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.

  • $0.00

    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

     

  • $0.00

    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.

  • $0.00

    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.

  • $0.00

    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.

  • $0.00

    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

     

  • $0.00

    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

     

  • $0.00

    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

     

  • $0.00

    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