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Tsuba

The tsuba (鍔, or 鐔) is usually a round or occasionally squarish guard at the end of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons, like the katana and its various declinations, tachi, wakizashi, tantō, naginata etc. They contribute to the balance of the weapon and to the protection of the hand.
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Wakizashi
The wakizashi (Kanji: 脇差 Hiragana: わきざし?) meaning "side inserted sword")[1] is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihonto)[2][3] worn by the samurai class in feudal Japan. Description The wakizashi has a blade between 30 and 60 cm (12 and 24 in), with wakizashi close to the length of a katana being called o-wakizashi and wakizashi closer to tantō length being calledko-wakizashi. The wakizashi being worn together with the katana was
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