Japanese Wakizashi – Dragon Etched . SJ272


Japanese Wakizashi. Most likely Edo period. Lacquered saya (wooden scabbard) does not fit sword properly (too long) however, left with sword, could use a more appropriate fit scabbard. I believe to be Edo period blade and fittings. Blade has nice dragon design etching on one side and two piece habaki (blade collar) and nice wavy hamon (tempering line), however, there is a good size chip on edge of blade about 2/3 the way down the blade. Tsuka (handle) with purple wrap still in decent shape, ray skin cover wood core with nice pair of menuki. Nice looking fuchi and kashira (end cap) fittings and tsuba (hand guard). Blade length 15 inches (16 inches counting the 1 inch habaki). I did not take the handle off this one so I do not know if this one is signed or not (could not easily get the peg out from handle and did not want to damage so left alone). 

Additional Notes: Wakizashi blades are typically between 12 inches to 24 inches or (30-60cm) or (between 1 and 2 shaku).


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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 27 × 8 × 4 in

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