Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe) hero wakizashi
An original prop used in the production of The Last Samurai, the 2003 drama starring Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe.
This is an original hero metal verision of the wakizashi, the smaller companion sword to the main weapon of the samurai, used by Ken Watanabe as Lord Katsumoto. Fabricated for the production by noted effects house Weta Workshop the weapon features a leather wrapped handle with a plastic guard featuring a hand painted design specific to the character and a metal blade intended for use in more close up camera work.
The weapon measures approximately 25.5" long and remains in excellent condition with some minor marks to the blade consistent with use during the production, overall fine.
A highly displayable principal character artefact from this highly regarded Academy Award nominated picture.
|Movie / TV Show||Last Samurai (The)|