A wakazashi from the edo period that is in need of restoration with a beautiful set of mounts.
This longish-zukiri blade is ready for restoration and appears to have a gunome-midare-ish hamon.
The tang is longish and with two holes.
There appears to be the remnants of kanji at the bottom of one side of the blade. ji-nie can be found.
The koshirae has a floral fuchi and a Buddhist type of creature for a kashira. The Tsuba is an iron style carved with floral motif,. . The menuki are of mice eating what appears to be cheese . The saya is finshed in a black spiral gloss lacquer. The Tsuka-ito is gold. All in all a great package for RESTORATION. There is no kodzuka and a horn piece below it is missing. There is a gold washed habaki also.
- Mei: Mumei
- Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
- Nagasa: 12 inches
- Sori: 3.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 27.6 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 4.0 mm
- Construction: hira zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: Itame
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: older polish
Asking price: $2,400.00
(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-764.
bob Coleman wants about 1k