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Wakizashi “Net”

¥97,500.00

Wakizashi “Net” sword(1603-1868) from Edo period with complete documentation and certification from Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords (NBTHK). The blade was created by Sue Tegai School.

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Wakizashi “Net” sword (1603-1868) from Edo period with complete documentation and certification from Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords (NBTHK). The blade was created by Sue Tegai School.

Wakizashi is a Japanese sword with a blade shorter than katana (between 30 and 60 cm) and was carried by samurais, merchants and artisans. According to some stories, a real Samurai would never part with his weapon, a Wakizashi would be placed under the pillow for the night and used for the whole day, starting early in the morning.
Wakizashi was not only used in close combat and indoors, but also for committing ritual suicide, seppuku. Carrying a weapon was necessary while traveling when the risk of encountering bandits was high.
Sue Tegai School is one of very few wordsmithing schools that did not fade away in Yamato. It took its name from a temple in Nara, as the smiths would forge their blades inside the Tegai gate. Its most famous smith, Kanenaga is considered the School founder. The Tegai School still existed in Shinto period, maintaining its character and unique traits.