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Samenori Wakizashi



Well between dental work and cancer this deal came undone, so this is back on the market.


A mumei shinto wakizashi.  Machiokure, three mekugiana, shinogizukure, iroi mune, extended chu-kissaki.  Hawatare: 1 shaku 6 sun 9 bu 6 rin (51.4  cm or 20.24").  Motohaba: 3.03 cm.  Sakihaba:  2.3 cm.  Kasane: 6.6  mm. Hirosuguba ko-midare, with a few small togare, fine hanie in the habuchi, and a hint of a small koichigaiba.  O-maru boshi with a medium kaeri.  The jigane is a tight itame, with the faintest bo utsure.

The Fuchi-kashira are shakudo, and of a pattern that I have never seen before.  Black tsuka ito, and menuki of an archer and a triple kiri mon on nanako.  The saya is a samenori in excellent condition with copper mounts with good color, a horn kurikata.  The tsuba is early Edo or Momoyama, thin iron with an ishime surface, and leave in very low takabori, good tekotsu 7.62 cm x 7.23 cm x 3.5 mm. A waited silver plate habaki. 

Unfortunately, the blade had areas cleaned with something that stained the surface, however there is no depth to the stain, and these can be polished out without much trouble.  

Like S0323, this came from the same old Japanese woman, and has never been to shinsa.                                                                                                                           






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