Wakazashi (Weapon)

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Daisho Katana and Wakazashi


The Wakizashi is a type of Japanese shortsword, the the companion blade to the Katana. Together they are known as a daisho, the traditional symbol of the ancient samurai, and wearing the daisho is an honor restricted to graduates of certain prestigious military academies such as the Sun Zhang Academy.[1]

Game Notes[edit]


  • Technology: Primitive Technology
  • Armor Piercing/Base Damage:1M/1
  • Range: 1M
  • Cost: 150
  • Mass: 1Kg
  • Notes: +1 TO-HIT
  • BV: 0.02[3]


  1. LosTech, p. 25
  2. A Time of War, p. 261, "Archaic Melee Weapons Table"
  3. TechManual, p. 319, "Conventional Infantry Weapons BV Table"