The Wakizashi (脇差) meaning "side inserted sword" is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihonto) worn by the samurai class in feudal Japan, it was used as a backup or auxiliary sword, it was also used for close quarters fighting.
The wakizashi has a blade between 30 and 60 cm, with wakizashi close to the length of a KATANA being called o-wakizashi and wakizashi closer to tantō length being called ko-wakizashi. The wakizashi being worn together with the katana was the official sign that the wearer was a samurai or swordsman of feudal Japan. When worn together the pair of swords were called daishō, which translates literally as "big-little".
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