Thanks so much for your positive replies guys, much appreciated.
Is it not funny how human nature is. I had a reply from a reputable German nihonto dealer who wanted even more of a discount. Good luck with that old chap.
I am really enjoying the information on this site and I will be purchasing more nihonto for my collection in the not to distant future. I am actually getting into the frame of mind where the more I look at this wakizashi with all the questions that I have been asked from perspective buyers, the MORE i enjoy having it SO..... why sell it?????
I looked at the hamon in detail under a 10x magnification glass and WOW, that is all I can say. For the more experienced people on the site you will know precisely what I am talking about.
The big question.... WHY SELL IT THEN?? Need to buy a shinken for martial arts and then there is the glock thats waiting for me with my name on it.... Need I say more guys??? hehe
Really people, if you want this wakizashi then make a plan, ... possibly take a loan from Grandma if you have to, because this here waki, aint gonna be up for grabs much longer.