On location at the GI Customs shop. George decided to make a Wakizashi. True to form. It is an awesome and a fun slicer/chopper. He will be raffling this off when he returns in Nov.
We laughed. We chopped. And my arms are now hairless!
It was a great day of fellowship. I also filmed an extensive interview with George. On his humble beginnings and where he is now. That vidja will follow after his return from Uganda.
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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 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”.The katana was the big or long sword and the wakizashi the companion sword.Wakizashi are not necessarily just a smaller version of the katana; they could be forged differently and have a different cross section.
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