ustas_fish (just_ustas) wrote,
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Wakizashi Sword





i think samurai were too romantic :)

Wakizashi Sword


  • Dated: late Edo Period: 1603-1867

  • Culture: Japanese

  • Medium: steel, copper, ray skin, silk, wood

  • Measurements: blade length: 55 cm. Tang lenght: 12 cm

The tang (part of the blase encased by the handle) measures 12 cm. The koshirae (mounting) has two menuki, a bird and a crescent, and two seppa and habaki in copper. The tsuba is also made of copper, featuring vegetal decoration. The kozuka of the sword is also of copper and shows a fishing scene. The tzuka is covered in ray skin and silk rope, while the sheath in brown wood with enlarged tip, featuring a decoration of small black birds.

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