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Wakizashi Sword

  • Measurements: overall length 22 inches; blade length 14 3/4 inches

The sword has a slightly wavy temper line, and a silver collar with gilt reinforcement panels. It features a moko pattern tsuba with raised floral and insect designs made from gold and green stone.

The hilt is adorned with a turtle shell veneer, with gilt insects on the fuchi, gold accented broomstick and fly menuki, and a pair of serrated gold panels securing the kashira, which is decorated with a bronze bodied, golden eyed frog perched on a green leaf.

The sword has a dark brown lacquered scabbard, adorned with white moths, gold accented insect themed fittings, a black suspension cord and a kogatana with 5 symbol signature on the blade and a scene of birds in flight over a body of water on the grip.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Rock Island Auctions

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If you’re reading this on your phone while driving down the highway at 75 mph, chances are you’re not going to live very much longer. For most of us, though, the cause and time of our final demise is a complete mystery.

4 Things You Didn’t Know Are Shortening Your Life

#3. Depression

Because just being depressed doesn’t suck enough: recurrent depression will lower your lifespan by up to 11 years. That’s about the same amount of life you’d lose by smoking 20 or more cigarettes a day, or by moderately pissing off that guy who runs the life-sucking machine in The Princess Bride

Recently, scientists have been looking at the effect depression has on your body at a cellular level. They do this by measuring people’s telomeres, which sounds kind of dirty but actually just refers to a part of your chromosomes that shortens with cell age. Looking at the telomeres within a cell can tell you how old and worn-out that cell is feeling. The shorter your telomeres are, the more you’re at risk of an early death from age-related ailments like heart disease and cancer.

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