Wakizashi Sword

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Description from user:

1900 Wakizashi sword Owned by King Edward 7th and then King George 5th Held in Palace which is on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Pictures are available

Bought from current owner - son of the son of Frank Parsons, who was the Equerry in the palace. Sword never exhibited. Family piece - how possession transferred to Frank from the King is unknown

Answered within 10 days
Oct 26, 11:11 UTC
By Luciana M

Fair Market Value

$1,300 - $1,450 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$1,250 USD
What does this mean?

Dear,
My name is Luciana, I am an appraiser for Mearto and it is a pleasure for me to be able to help you.

Wakizashi have been in use as far back as the 15th or 16th century. The wakizashi was used as a backup or auxiliary sword; it was also used for close quarters fighting, to behead a defeated opponent and sometimes to commit seppuku.The wakizashi was one of several short swords available for use by samurai including the yoroi tōshi, and the chisa-katana. The term wakizashi did not originally specify swords of any official blade length and was an abbreviation of wakizashi no katana ("sword thrust at one's side"); the term was applied to companion swords of all sizes.

Additional Information
Type: traditional Wakizashi sword
Region of Origin: Japan
Material: Stainless steel
Period: 1900's
Condition: Good condition.

The valuation is based on prices in the Asian art market at auction houses and antique shops around the world, we consult several databases.

We apologize for the delay in apraisal.
Thank you
Luciana M.

Website consulted
https://www.1stdibs.com/
https://www.chairish.com/
https://www.invaluable.com/

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