What is a Daisho sword?
The Daisho(Katana& Wakizashi) was a set of long and short swords, worn by Samurai warriors during the Edo period.
The long sword is called Katana and the short one is called Wakizashi.
They are all made in Japan and more affordable than antique Japanese swords..
How much is a good samurai sword?
An authentic Samurai sword, hand made in Japan (called a Shinken 真剣), can easily cost US$12,000 to $25,000 and up. Chinese made production level approximations are typically at least $1,000-$2,500 for something reasonably ‘traditional’.
What’s a short Katana called?
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 ō-wakizashi and wakizashi closer to tantō length being called kō-wakizashi. The wakizashi being worn together with the katana was the official sign that the wearer was a samurai or swordsman.
Do samurai still exist?
The samurai warriors do not exist today. The descendants of the samurai families also exist today. It is illegal to carry swords and arms in Japan. That is why the samurai cannot exist today.
Can I buy a real samurai sword?
In most places around the world, real katana swords are legal. Generally, most samurai swords don’t require a special licence or permit to own.
Why do Samurai carry three swords?
The samurai knew that if their main sword, the katana or similar sword like the tachi or nodachi was rendered unusable or inaccessible, than they had a back up. Some samurai may even wield their primary sword with their other one.