apan. Wakizashi of the Edo era of the XVI-XVIII centuries - the historical period (1603 - 1868) of Japan, the reign of the Tokugawa clan.
The Japanese (samurai) wakizashi sword is a single-bladed slashing and cutting weapon made using traditional Japanese technology from multi-layer steel with a controlled carbon content.
The true Japanese katana (wakizashi) is easily recognized by the hardening line (hamon, yap. 刃文), Explained by the use of special forging and hardening techniques, as well as a handle (tsuka, yap. 柄), covered with stingray skin and wrapped with silk tape.
Tsuba in the style of the classic Gotha with mythical animals "Chinese lions" or cuirasishi.
Extremely rare subject. There is a ban on the export of historical sword from Japan.
Total length 650mm, blade length 475mm. On the toad and parts of the handle - mercury gilding. Knife lost - kozuka.