Shinto Japanese Wakizashi, Ko-Gunome-Midare
Ha Hamon, sold
In high polish condition, an excellent Shinto period Japanese
The beautiful Ko-Gunome-Midare Ha Hamon indicates the blade is
from the Nagasone School (at Yedo) in Musashi Province, circa 1650-1700.
The blade is very good condition with high polish, one small forging
The 21 inch blade (excludes habaki) has three mekugi-ana; the tang
has at some stage been shortened to accommodate a typically shorter
more recent tsuka, which is very common. The sword generally is
in very good condition, the same (rayskin) has split one side as
it has dried (olive oil may correct this). The saya has various
chips etc. But overall, an excellent sword with a stunning blade.
Grab it quick; this is one item that will not hang around for long.
Please quote item reference H17 (986). Further / full sized images
available upon request.