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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." 

Condition:

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
$1,625
01/21/2022

 

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