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Description: 1 antique
Japanese samurai sword available. This sword would have been carried by true samurai. This
sword would make a fine addition to any collection.
Scroll down to the bottom of this listing for lots of additional photos.
This samurai wakizashi, or short sword, is in full polish and is mounted in shirasaya. Note in the photos above that the shirasaya has a tag from a sword dealer in Japan.
I cannot read the kanji. From what I feel like I can make out, it
seems that the tag shows the smith's name, or likely smith's name since
this sword is not signed. This sword dates to the 15th or 16th century. The blade measures 22 1/8" (from blade tip to
the bottom of the notch in the habaki). The habaki is silver-foiled.
The tang has two holes/mekugi-ana. The tang measures 7 3/4". The first
hole/mekugi-ana measures 2 1/2" from the munemachi. The blade measures
1/4" thick and 1 1/8" wide at the munemachi.
This antique Japanese sword is in full Japanese polish. There are no mentionable openings on the either side of the blade. There are a few minor openings on the spine near the blade tip. The blade is perfectly straight. The hamon and blade are perfectly
healthy. The very last 1/64" of the sword at the tip seems (to me)
like it may be chipped--the previous owner maybe caught the very tip in
the shirasaya when sheathing the blade. I showed it to another sword dealer,
and he pooh-poohed it, so maybe I am making too big a deal of it by
This sword is guaranteed against fatal flaws. The winning buyer has the
privilege of return if not fully satisfied.
listing represents an opportunity to add a fine Samurai wakizashi sword in full polish to your collection.
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