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Get the facts about the Japanese short blade sword

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A Japanese samurai would traditionally carry two swords: a katana and a wakizashi. These two swords are collectively referred to as “daisho” which means large and small in Japanese. The Katana is the larger sword of the two and is usually recognized by its single-edged blade and distinct curvature.

Wakizashi – these are smaller than the katana and typically measure between 12 to 24 inches. It’s been said that the Wakizashi were usually worn together with the katana by samurai warriors. The katana and Wakizashi were companion swords used by samurai warriors to monstrous effect in battle.

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