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Gimei Nobuyoshi Wakizashi



An  attractive ubu gimei wakizashi signed, Nobuyoshi Saku.  Shinogizukure iroi mune chu kissaki.   Hawatare:  1 shaku 6 sun 5 bu 6.6 rin (50.2cm /19.76").  Motohaba: 3.03 cm.  Sakihaba:  2.22 cm.  Kasane:  6.44 mm.  Hiro gunome midare.  Itame hada.  Mounted in shirasaya with a niju gilt copper habaki.  The hamon is similar to some of the works by Nobuyoshi, but it lacks the school's signature long yakidashi.  The blade has a ware and two carbon inclusions, pictured below, that would have been evident with the initial polish, which may explain why the sword was not signed.   I suspect that the signature is an owner's attribution because it is so poorly cut.

This a great piece for a newer collector,  It is in relatively good polish, and is a good honest 17th century blade,  $650


Ware and Two Carbon pockets in the Hamon.



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