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WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Wakizashi, Hizen Ju Tadayoshi, for sale

In sound condition, WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Wakizashi, blade signed Hizen Ju Tadayoshi (Edo period / 17th Century)

WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Wakizashi, signed Hizen Ju Tadayoshi (Edo / 17C)

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The blade with visible hamon but with rust spots (we believe it would polish but do not guarantee it). There doe snot appear to use to be any kizu (flaws). Several examples of blades signed "Hizen Ju Tadayoshi" are known, but there is no material / known connection with the famous Hizen Tadayoshi school. However, the blades are frequently admired for their work. The smith is known to have worked in the Edo period (17th Century).

Hizen Ju Tadayoshi

The 21 3/4 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is good condition except for the rust spots (these are black, inert, and slightly raised). The wakizashi generally is worn and aged, the fuchi is missing, the habaki is damaged.

These blades normally sell for well over £1000. This entire wakizashi is yours for £850. Please quote item reference AC10. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0222-1m (1.837).

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