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Stephen C

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  1. Thanks everyone for your replies. I think my $1500USD did well. I'm in Australia and Nihonto is either rubbish, expensive or both. I bought this sword from a dealer in Japan, it would have cost me 2 to 3 times the price in Australia. Now to save for my next Nihonto. Thanks again.
  2. Sorry Stephen, I didn't see you first post until now, then I thought, when did I post that ????
  3. Also, can anyone make anything of the signature on the Fuchi collar? Thank you all for you valuable information.
  4. Thanks for all the comments. The Tsuka fits very well, no extra washers and no extra mekugi-ana. So I would like to think it was properly fitted. The idea that it is a katake uchi is interesting. I thought it may have been a short katana as the length wasn't set in stone at that time.
  5. Also, everything seems to fit like it should, no looseness or rattles. The fittings have been done well I think.
  6. Thanks for you comprehensive reply John. I only have a copy of the Japanese sword registration paper, dated 1951. The blade actually looks much nicer in person. It has nice polish. The photos accentuate all the textures on the blade.
  7. Just to add another photo of the whole blade. Thanks.
  8. These photos were taken by the seller. They are accurate to the blade. Thanks Stephen C.
  9. Hi, my name is Stephen. This is my first post. Attach are pictures of an O-wakizashi I just purchased. It is my first Nihonto. It is dated 1506AD, signed Bishu Osafune Kiyomitsu. Cutting edge is 59.4cm. The sword was registered in Japan in 1951 (I have read that this was a Diamyo registry year). Being my first Nihonto, I am not very experienced and don't know if this is a good sword or not. Thanks. Stephen C.
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