Description: Similar to the katana, this is a common blade among shinobi. However what sets it apart from the katana is its length, being about a foot and a half long. This makes it better in close combat situations and in areas with tight corners or obstacles. Like the katana, it comes with a sheath to store on the hip or back, and can come in a variety of designs.
Function: The Wakizashi is another sword, able to cut, slice and stab, but is much better in smaller areas or rooms. Assassins use this to get the jump on enemies as it is easier to wield and faster to draw. The blade can also be used to deflect and block attacks.