I am not sure if this is the right place to put this or not, since I don't know if I am actually going to sell this blade or not. I am contemplating a small change in direction on the focus of my collection. My collection is currently comprised of Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu, his masters, and his top students (Okimasa, Shigemasa, Toshihiro/Yasuhiro, Kuniie, Akimoto Akitomo, and Ishii Akifusa). The slight shift would adjust which students I collect - specifically focusing ONLY on Shigetsugu's Three Birds (Okimasa, Shigemasa, and Toshihiro/Yasuhiro). This would mean that Kuniie would be out. I only have one sword by Shodai Yoshihara Kuniie and it is a GOOD one! It is a sword celebrating Japan's victory at the battle of Singapore. I know of only one other sword that he made to celebrate this and it is in a NMB Member's collection.
This one has an extremely vibrant and flamboyant Ko-Nie Deki, choji midare hamon. The blade is perfect! This sword is the only reason that I am dragging my feet going all in on the Three Birds. If I were to change my mind or have "sellers remorse" this blade or one of this quality by Kuniie would not be found quickly, if at all. So I am writing this to gauge interest in the sword's sale. I would hope that I have earned a reputation of being transparent and honest. To this point, I will disclose EXACTLY what I paid for it. This will be the baseline of what I would take for the sword - plus shipping, PP, etc. I have no desire to lose money on this sword, nor should I given that while the price is not cheap, the quality of the blade and the notoriety and importance of the smith justifies it. If you are seriously interested, please PM me and we can discuss it further.