Shin Shinto Japanese Wakizashi with Kozuka
In good condition, a Shin Shinto Japanese Wakizashi with Kozuka
Actually a very nice piece with very good "furniture"
(fittings), though the original kashira (pommel cap) is missing
(easy to find replacements).
The 16 1/2 inch nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is generally
in good condition though the forward cutting edge has a nick, plus
there is some inert rust / patina / old grease which seems to remove
fairly easily. Blade firm in the tsuka (hilt). The fittings are
very good and high quality, as is the iron tsuba. Sword sheathes
and draws well.
We suspect the blade could be polished to reveal a gem. In any
event, a great buy at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference number AF22 (1076). Further / full sized pictures
available upon request.