Wakizashi-short katana
Short katana (small katana) is also known as wakizashi. It belongs to a group of Japanese swords, second only to the katana and tachi, and is usually carried on the waist of a samurai as a pair with a tachi or katana, Wikizashi began in the mid-to-late Muromachi period, was basically finalized in the Azuchi-Momoyama period of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and flourished in the Edo period of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
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