Signed Wakizashi Attributed to Bunmei-era Bizen School

16.75" nagasa (blade length). 25.5" overall with tsuka and saya (handle and scabbard). Shinogi zukuri shape wakizashi (short sword) attributed to the Bun-mei era. Tang is signed to both sides. Item features a shira-saya (basic blonde wood) tsuka and saya with sayagaki (blade info) marked to exterior. Included with item is paperwork from a Japanese sword consultant detailing origins and characteristics of the blade. Consultant paperwork included with item states: "This 5th generation Munemitsu sword is rated very high in the experts books and is ranked Jo Jo Saku in Fujishiros koto volume. Also high points in Hawleys Bk. A very good representative piece of the Bizen School." 


Blade is very good, with only few occurrences of single pit marks, and two speck sized bites to blade near habaki (blade collar). Shira-saya has some scratching and losses to exterior. Mekugi (peg) appears to have a small crack to it. 

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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