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For sale this very nice  " kotetsu signed " wakizashi.

Nagasa  52cm

Nakago 14cm

 

I bought this wakizashi as a Gi Mei one. 

Very nice  signed soten Tsuba.

The blade is to my opinion flawless with a good polish.

The previous owner bought this sword in 1962 ( see Bill ) also this sword is published in the book

" The art of the Japanese sword  by B.W.Robinson "  Ex Craig Collection.

 

Unfortunately the previous owner sanded the surface of the signed side of the nakago and the kozuka blade " he said so you could read the signature better"   the other side of the nakago is untouched.

 

Again pictures of the blade are very difficult to take.

This is the best I can do. Any other questions please ask.

SOLD

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If only I could... :Drool:

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Hi Leon , I like that your sword comes with the old paperwork . B W Robinson wrote some reminiscences for the JSSUS Newsletter years ago . He told a story about Capt. Reid-Collins going to an American ordinance depot during the occupation . There was a pile of about 1000 swords there , asking if he could have one he was told take fifty if you like . He drove to Tokyo and bought Inami Hakusui ( the author of The Japanese Sword ) back with him . Inami selected the fifty best ones . Reid -Collins bought them back to England and later sold them to Craig and Festing for ten pounds each . Robinson recalls that they included a superb slim Nagamitsu labelled meito by Inami , a splendid Rai Kunitoshi , an early Gassan , a fine Kotetsu, and many others .I wonder if your sword is one of the Reid -Collins pieces?

Ian Brooks

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Hi Ian,

 

Thanks for the story.

Would be great if there was evidence somewhere that this was one of the swords.
Unfortunately I cannot judge the blade by myself, but I do know that it is a very nice blade in hands.

 

 

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If it's not too forward,  "if sold on forum, maybe gold membership would be something to consider"
 

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