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Japan - 17th century - Signed by "Uji Yoshi" - Katana

Japan - 17th century - Signed by "Uji Yoshi" - Katana

Great Antique katana Wakizashi signed by the famous smith from Edo era "Uji Yoshi" in Koshirae. The blade is in good condition with no hagire and not fatal damage of course. This is a weapon handle for samurais to fight with another samurais, so have a real historical value. Its appreciable that was used during generations and its not merely a decoration sword. This is a weapon with centuries, not machine crafted so can be minor movements of saya, tsuka, tsuba, etc. Because of dilatation, humidity, etc. and little damages propers of his age.

An incredible sword, difficult to find something of this quality in Europe, without the consequent costs of importing from Japan or from Japanese sellers, which can increase the price of the sword by up to 30%. A truly spectacular nihonto to delight both new and experienced collectors.

Tsuba is iron from Edo period too, as the entire Koshirae. Very ancient blade and mountings, the blade is in good condition and polished. The papers of the japan export swords original is included. A great piece of history in very good condition due the aging.

There can be old rust spots or battle marks proper of de handcraft process or samurai battles that add more historical value to the piece. Please see the close-up pictures for amazing details.
All my swords are originals, imported from japan during many years of collection. Hand forged samurai blades are registered in the Agency for Cultural Affairs as artwork and The Board of Education (Cultural properties protection Committee); It comes with original papers.

Bids are binding, if you bid you are obliged to pay, bid only if you are really interested, to save us time and not leave another bidder without the piece.

Please take a look at my other swords clicking on my seller name.

[Overview]

Total Lenght: 62 cm
Nagasa: 41,2 cm
Sori: 0,2 cm

Country of manufacture Japan
Year of manufacture 17th century
Manufacturer/ Maker Signed by "Uji Yoshi"
Weapon type Katana
Condition Very good
Barrel/ blade length 41.2 cm
Overall Length 62 cm
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