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Thom R.




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Mar, 2008 2:18 pm    Post subject: For Sale: Custom Wakizashi         Reply with quote

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I could also part with this one. This is a custom Wakizashi made out of 5160 spring steel that is a bit unusual in that it has an ostrich leg bone for the hilt, a custom made copper habaki, thick brass Tsuba in a scalloped pattern and a nicely detailed brass pommel nut. The blade is 21.75 inches, total length is 31.75 inches. Blade is tempered and ground in the hira zukuri style with an ihori profile, with just a little sori. The 5160 spring steel was heated uniformly to 1600-1700F, then quenched in oil @ around 1500F. Rockwell is between 52-56. There is no hamon line but is beautifully ground. The handle is quite striking and has some wonderful color variations. It is made from a polished ostrich leg bone with a sterling silver collar. The asymmetry of the bone makes for a great grip. Includes the original rosewood saya. Weight is 1160 grams and can be played easily with one hand or two.

I bought this last year as a project at a very nice price and I have been intending to upgrade the saya with a horn kojiri and a kurikata and maybe some sageo but have not gotten around to it just yet. So in this condition I will let this go for 270 shipped Conus. Paypal preferred. Pics can be seen here

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/shinumo/DSC01357.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/shinumo/DSC01358.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/shinumo/DSC01356.jpg

Thanks for looking! TR

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Mar, 2008 3:27 pm    Post subject: me! me!         Reply with quote

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I'll take it. PM me with your paypal addy.

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