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#1 javieryagi


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:07 PM

Hello ,

This wakizashi has been in my family for some decades since my father was a nihonto collector. i never finded out the reason why the fuchi on this wakizashi bears 2 familiy crest .

The family crest are from asakura and niwa families. As i know this families were rivals.

Niwa fought in the battle of Anegawa for Oda Nobunaga   against Asakura clan resulting in the total destruction of Asakura Clan. Later Hideyoshi alowed Niwa to become Echizen Daimyo. So they hadn t family ties.

It is clear that this wakizashi is of superb quality.

the fuchi and tsuba was made by Mito Yasutoshi during bakumatsu period.his school specialized in custom high end works with Mons for high class Samurai and merchants for special pieces and commissons.

its has a double pure gold habaki and the blade of 55 cm long or so aprox of superb quality. it look to be from kamakura or nabocucho period.The hamon is straight.

Yet i couldn t find the possible school of this blade.

if someone could help about the double family crest and the possible school of this blade i would apreciate


Thanks you



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:11 PM

The kamon may indicate maternal and paternal lineage. Fabulous koshirae BTW.


I would think the blade is a Kamakura naginatanaoshi. A friend had an almost identical Aoe naginatanaoshi juto. I think I can see some utsuri there. Perhaps look at Aoe and Ichimonji as options. Definitely worth going through the process of shinsa in Japan.

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#3 javieryagi


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:43 PM

thank you very much Raymond.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:06 PM



Great quality, unusual to see an intact example of this type koshirae.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:12 AM

Stunning in every aspect. Love it all. I would strongly suggest getting this properly evaluated and shinsa'd. This just ticks so many boxes.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:28 AM

A real family treasure, your father had a good eye.

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#7 Valric


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:24 PM

A very fine Koshirae, and the blade appears promising. With better images of the blade we could be able to say more. This is worth a detailed look. 

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:47 AM

The cluster of three mon has a similar mon to this set. 

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 02:39 AM

Javier, WOW, thanks for sharing this.


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:25 AM

Yes! Very high end! I could imagine the hands that passed through over the centuries! Amazing...

Just looking at the Koshirae screams high end. And the blade itself is even more stunning...

I would be very proud to own something like that and having it passed down through the family means so much I would imagine!

My hat is off to you OP! Don't let that one out of your sites! Pass down to your children and instill the importance and heritage of this very unique item.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:07 PM



I can only echo the posts before. Furthermore, if I can see utsuri in such a picture, (I rarely can, blade in hand :doh: ) then there must be a "screaming utsuri" on your blade! That should narrow down the options, like Ray already stated.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:24 PM

About the mon.


We have "Niwa Chigai-Bo" and "Mitsu Mori-Mokko" both used by the "Niwa" (Nihonmatsu in Mutsu)!

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