A NBTHK Hozon Wakizashi sword from personal collection for sale. This sword comes with its official NBTHK judgement paper. Mumei but the NBTHK attributes the blade to Bungo TAKADA (豊後高田) smiths, from late Muromachi period (c. 1558 - 1570) I believe.
This sword is in good polish and overall health blade condition. The blade remains in good shape, and its suguha hamon and steel grains are clearly visible. There are only a couple of minor kizu (one small fukure, few light oxidation spots, and few surface scratches) detectable, but the blade is of course free of hagire or any major flaws (see attached pics).
This sword comes with its own Shirasaya mountings. Nagasa is 52.7cm (20.76 inches). Total length while in shirasaya is 79.5cm (31.5). The blade weighs 750g (1.65 lbs).
Asking price $2,500 USD or best offer. You may make your offer via my ebay listing page: http://www.ebay.com/...hi/272629139341
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(Sword pics taken with my cellphone camera, please forgave my lackluster photography skill)
Front side of the blade:
Kissaki region, front and back:
NBTHK judgement paper (held against window light to show its watermark security feature):
Blade in shirasaya: