Discover our beautiful collection of samurai swords. We have katanas, wakizashis and tantos. We work with top brands such as Hanwei, John Lee, Citadel and Cold Steel. Shop for katana parts and care sets for Asian weapons.
Originally, the wakizashi was used exclusively by the Japanese Samurai. The Japanese Empire had a feudal society where everyone lived in their own social class. The wakizashi was a very popular samurai sword. It was more suitable than the katana to use in buildings. Wakizashis can be of different lengths. The wakizashi that is closer to the length of a katana is called a ō-wakizashi. The wakizashi that comes closer to the length of a tanto is called a kō-wakizashi. Often the wakizashi was used together with the katana. In later centuries, the wakizashi gradually replaced the tanto.
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