In good condition, a Tenpo era Tosa province Japanese Wakizashi signed Minamoto Masasuke
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Tenpo era (1830-1844) blade by Minamoto Masasuke, a maker retained by the local warlord. Mother of pearl inlaid saya (scabbard). The blade has been buffed but there is still a clear hamon and hada (grain).
The 18 7/8 inch nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is in good condition, as is the furniture (fittings); all firm.
A spectacular looking sword with the potential to improve (with a professional traditional polish). Can’t beat the price, just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Y49. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1444-91x17x15 (1.078).