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Boy's Day Sword (Wakizashi)


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Even though I just posted this blade, unfortunately I just ran into some troubles tonight (car wise) and figure I need the cash quick before I leave my current duty station. A bit embarrassing, but has to be done, especially with another sword in polish.

 

This blade appears to be a very old boys day sword, emulating a tachi or wakizashi.

 

Measurements:

Nagasa: 17 1/2"

Nakago: 5" (

Motohaba: 3/8"

Kissaki Width: 3/4"

Width: 15/16"

(Will take more detailed measurements aa I forgot a few!)

 

Shape: Shinogi Zukuri

Sori: Koshi-Sori

Mune: Iori Mune

Nakago: O-suriage; Furisode Gata (?), two mekugi-ana

Mei: Mumei

 

It appears that the hamon is a suguha/midare with sunagashi leading up to choji and into the boshi which is wide with much hakikake. Will take a better photo tomorrow! The hada is masame with what appears to be itame mixed. As can be seen, there are a few delamination and ware/loose grain. There is also a very minute amount of rust that has been stabilized, but also, the hadori on the omote almost appears a bit muddy, and I can barely see any details without good lighting. Still, when held in the proper light, a good great amount of detail is seen and is truly a beauty to hold.

 

The mounts are nice and decent and appear to have been done in the recent past! Unfortunately it appears the slot for he kozuka is slightly damaged as well as the Kurigata. The tsuba is a nice open work design but appears have been overcleaned from a decent amount of rust but is still presentable! Will add more pics soon.

 

Asking what I have in it at 900 including shipping for a nice in polish mounted blade with a sword bag!

 

Discussion and full set of photos here: http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/topic/23768-fukuoka-ichimonji-wakizashi/?p=240769&do=findComment&comment=240769%22%5D

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Thanks for the comments, guys! I definitely have had some good luck, but a lot of bad as well this year. Wish I could keep it, but things happen. Crossing fingers, I hope the car issue is the last of it of this stream of bad juju.

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