wakizashi

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English[edit]

An antique Japanese wakizashi with 拵え ‎(koshirae, mounting gear) and related parts, shown disassembled. The 波紋 ‎(hamon, temper line) is clearly visible.

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 脇差 ‎(wakizashi).

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Noun[edit]

wakizashi ‎(plural wakizashi)

  1. A Japanese short sword, often used as a secondary weapon to a katana.

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Romanization[edit]

wakizashi

  1. rōmaji reading of わきざし