Photos of Japanese Samurai Swords

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Army officers' swords - Katanas - blade length over 24"

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Wakazashi - Swords with blades 12" to 24"

 

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Daggers (Tanto) blades less than 12"

 

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Some blades have designs carved on them

 

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Handguard (Tsuba)

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