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Lot 3261: Signed Japanese Wakizashi, NTHK Certified

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Attractive Signed Japanese Wakizashi Length Sword with NTHK Certified Blade and Furniture

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Attractive Signed Japanese Wakizashi Length Sword with NTHK Certified Blade and Furniture

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Description:

Measuring 28 inches overall, with a 20 1/2" blade with a wavy hamon, set into a two-piece copper and brass habaki. The tsuba is round brass construction, wit engraved cloud motifs on both sides and areas of cloisonne-style off white in-infill. The fuchi and kashira are both blackened metal with gold border accents and a set of polychrome enamel inlay flowers, with a dark cord wrap over figural menuki. The saya is finished in black with maroon-highlighted leafy vine patterns and green enamel accents, as well as a kogatana with a handle decorated with an engraved scene of two horses out in a storm. The tang shows one mekugi-ana, and a carved seven-figure signature on the left side. Included with the grouping is a set of three NTHK "White Paper" certificates, one each for the hilt, the tsuba, and the blade.

Rating Definition:

Very good overall. The otherwise fine blade shows mild spotting, darker and denser at the tip, with some tool/vise marks halfway up the blade and mild handling marks. The saya shows some cracking and absent parts, otherwise the accessories are very good.



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