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Japanese Kodachi 14th C Blade signed Shizu Saburo Kaneuji (sold)

In WW2 military katana mounts, the blade is believed to be early 14th Century and is signed "Shizu Saburo Kaneuji".

Japanese kodachi signed Shizu Saburo Kaneuji14th Century Kodachi

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This short sword "kodachi" was bought by me without a hilt, just the saya and tsuba, which clearly is wrong for the saya as it has no hole for the leather retaining strap. I had a hilt added.

The blade's tang is signed "Shizu Saburo Kaneuji" who was one of the very best Japanese swordsmiths ever and if the blade is authentic to him would be worth a great deal of money. The blade is in need of a good polish to say the least. It has several nicks to the cutting edge but which are not "fatal". The hamon is just visible. Irrespective of who made it, it is a very, very old blade.

Blade

I would be prepared to accept £800 for this sword. Further pictures available upon request. Item reference number 110 (79)

Shizu Saburo Kaneuji

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