Japanese Edo Period Hizen Province Wakizashi,
In good condition, the unsigned blade especially, an Edo period
Japanese wakizashi, Edo period, Hizen province.
OK, the mounts are not great. OK, the fuchi is missing. OK, one
side of the Same rayskin grip cover has split. But the blade in
this wakizashi is pretty good, to say the least, and the mounts
could be home improved to make this quite some sword.
The two mekugi-ana (peg hole) 17 inch blade (excludes habaki) is
typical Edo period Hizen with Sugo-kuichigai ha hamon and small
mokune grain and in a relatively high state of polish. The mounts
are typical 1970's which we believe could be vastly improved with
a little work. The tsuba appears to be period, Edo.
OK, just try and buy an authentic wakizashi with such a good perhaps
300 to 500 year old blade elsewhere at xxx; ours is a very good
price. Please quote item reference H15 (994). Further / full sized
images available upon request.