Wakizashi Samurai Sword
After World War II countless US servicemen were coming home with souvenirs from the Battlefield. For a few Pacific service men lucky enough to find one they were clutching one of these bad boys. The Japanese Empire in the days of WWII had never really faced defeat, in fact in the minds of many of their officers it was nigh impossible. Thus when these young men went off to war they brought with them their family sword, in many cases one that had been passed down for generations, never considering that it may be lost.
Wakizashi samurai sword made during the Muromachi Period, possibly from the Mini Seki School. However, the signature should be more carefully researched in Japan by the Japanese Sword Museum.
- Signed: Bizen no Juni Yoshii Kiyonori (veracity questionable)
- Time Period: 1500’s
- Length: 21 5/16″
- Condition: Fair