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Bungo Takada Munekage Wakizashi
An ubu zaimei wakizashi signed, Bungo Takada Ju Minamoto Munekage. Shinogizukure, iroi mune, sakizori, chu kissaki. Hawatare: 1 shaku 9 sun 7 bu 5 rin (57.8 cm. / 22.76"). Motohaba: 2.93 cm. Sakihaba: 2.03 cm. Kasane: 6.3 mm. Wide nioi deki gunome notare in groups of twos and threes, some togare, deeper nioi in the valleys here and there, short yakidashi, nado. There is a slight bo utsure. The jigane is a tight mokume. The boshi is an o-maru. In decent old polish.
Mounted in clean gunto koshirae. The retaining pin is missing and the hanger is loose so it can slide all the way up to end of the saya.
According to the Meikan, Takada Munekage worked around Bunsei (1818 -1830). He was the last of the line of five Takada Munekage smiths who worked from Bunki (1501 - 1504) to Bunsei (1818 -1830). Although I could not find a signature reference for this smith, the signature of the shinto smith clearly is not a match, and this is definitely not a koto blade.
Bungo Takada Ju Minamoto Munekage
The signature of the shinto smith in Toko Taikan clearly is not a match