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Rich Knack




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: For Sale: late Koto long wakizashi         Reply with quote

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After much thought, I have decided to sell my late Koto-period (approximately mid-1500's) wakizashi. It is unsigned and has several fukure (forging blisters), but no fatal flaws. It is in old polish, and quite sharp. I had it refitted shortly after I got the blade. The fittings are all Edo period antiques, including the kogatana handle (the blade is a Fred Lohman replica and unsharpened). Blue silk tsukamaki, full samegawa wrap. 21-5/8" nagasa puts it at only a little bit short of katana length. It cannot be attributed to any particular "school" of swordsmiths, but given its general characteristics and size it may be a tabagatana/kazu-uchi-mono - one of the many mass-produced swords made for low-ranking samurai during the Warring States Period which ended with the ascendancy of the Tokugawa shogunate. Asking $750 plus shipping, but no REASONABLE offers will be refused. Paypal (or cash, if you decide to pick it up in person) ONLY!
















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Rich Knack




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The tang, by the way, has more patina on it than the photos would indicate, and it has NOT been cleaned in any way (that's a sure way to destroy any chance of estimating the age of the sword, after all). Just came out lousy with my camera, for some reason.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Apr, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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It's still available, folks. Sorry, this is not a papered, NTHK blade, but it IS a real, functional, antique Nihonto. And, as I mentioned in my original post, REASONABLE offers will be considered.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 May, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Still available, folks! And again, REASONABLE offers will be considered...

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