Lot 141: 19th Century Japanese Meiji Period Wakizashi
December 4, 2016
Chesterland, OH, USALive Auction
Description: Antique Japanese Meiji period Wakizashi (shorter of the two Samurai swords, Katana being the long sword and together word for battle) sword, having a bone saya and tsuka covered in carved relief scenes. These were traditionally used for stabbing or seppuku their form of ritual suicide. L 19", blade L 10.5". Overall fair condition.