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Soshu Wakizashi

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A wakizashi Hawatare:  1 shaku 0 sun 4 bu 5 rin (31.55 cm / 12.47").  Motohaba:  1.17cm.  Kasane:  2.31 mm.  Shinogizukure, mitsu mune, tangobara nakago.  nie deki gunome, gunome togare, choji, ashi iri, ha ne, small gifu, nado.  Mokume, itame, jinie, chikei, nado. There are a couple areas where core metal has been exposed.  Shirasaya, wooden habaki, NTHK-NPO work sheet, and an old Hon'ami certificate to Soshu Hiromitsu.  The two certificates are in disagreement, and in the light of increased study and knowledge, I favor Miyano's attribution to Sukemune, which I have referenced.    I will leave it to future owners to embrace whichever attribution they feel most comfortable with.

NTHK-NPO work sheet awarding 75 points.  Rated Chujosaku with a sharpness rating of wazamono in Nihon Toko Jiten - Koto Hen, by Fujishiro; valued at  4.000,000 yen in Toko Taikan, by Tokuno.     Most of his work isin tanto, and in the casr=e of katana, some of his work passes as Ichimonji Sukemune.                                                                         $4,500

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 Hon'ami certificate to Soshu Hiromitsu

 

NBTHK-NPO paper to Sukemune

 

   

Nihon Toko Jiten - Koto Hen

 

 

 

Toko Taikan

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