Below are some recent pictures of my newly acquired Wakizashi Koshirae (blade pics will be on the other thread) purchased through one of Ray Singer’s contacts. Thanks again Ray!
The Saya is samegawa. Newer but in great shape.
A few questions for the board in regards to the Fuchi Kashira and Tsuba. I believe the former is signed Mitsunaka. Can anyone provide a translation of the Fuchi? Any reason to doubt the mei or sho shin?
The Tsuba may be a Nagoya-mono one. I’ve seen lower quality ones…mass produced it seems. Is this mid range for quality? Comments? I see a good related discussion on this thread….which leads me to believe mid range…perhaps a bit better.