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#1 Lindus

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 01:02 AM

Talking to a retired Police officer in a bar in Cuzco,as ya do brought up the subject and of course he had a shin gunto trophy sword at home in London. That turned out to be a duff one but a great story all the same,today I get an email from an old friend with some pic's of what seems to be a decent Wakizashi.  Owned by some old chap in the midlands who has been quoted a value of £600 by  some dealer, the question to me is  was this a decent price which I cannot answere as have been out of the market for quite a while.  Looking at the poor pictures I would have guessed perhaps twice that?....your help on this would be appreciated.

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#2 cabowen

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 01:24 AM

More like 8x....



#3 Lindus

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 01:41 AM

Hi Chris

Is that £4800 or £800?.



#4 drbvac

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:16 AM

$ 4800.00 - The Chrysanthemum is an imperial mon on the nakago


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#5 cabowen

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:22 AM

Hi Chris

Is that £4800 or £800?.

 

£4800



#6 1tallsword

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:36 AM

that is a very nice package. blade looks healthy and in good polish too,well signed. I would love to see closer detailed picks,cheers


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#7 cabowen

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:40 AM

Looks textbook Shinshinto Yokoyama Sukenaga...



#8 1tallsword

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:49 AM

wish I got my hands on it :Drool:   it would fill a void nicely between a sukehira and sukenao ....


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#9 cabowen

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:57 AM

How about a Sukekane?



#10 1tallsword

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 04:11 AM

you have my attention.. :) im listening chris   :laughing:


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#11 cabowen

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 04:33 AM

I'll pm you the details...



#12 Lindus

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 01:54 PM

Thanks gentswill let you know what happens.



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 08:55 PM

Even with the small photos you can see the work is textbook and signature also looks spot on.  I have a wakizashi and katana by him.   The hamon and signature are identical.  Buy it!!



#14 Lindus

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 12:44 PM

The old boy has decided that it will be an investment when restored for his Grand children,so have advised on how to go about it carefully.  Seems that the man who quoted the value was in fact not a dealer but someone who should have and did know better!,no names but .......

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