Sword - Tamahagane steel - Samurai Wakizashi Sword - Signed: TAKADA KUNIHISA - Japan - 16th century

Description
Sword - Tamahagane steel - Samurai Wakizashi Sword - Signed: TAKADA KUNIHISA - Japan - 16th century
Very good condition, see description - 65×4×3 cm

Elegantly curved and well foged japanese wakizashi sword in fine sharp traditional polish and condition.
Fine strong gunome-midare hamon and very nice mokume-itame hada, good kissaki with elegant boshi.

The tang is unaltered with deep age patination and original hole.

It is signed:

高田國久 TAKADA KUNIHISA

He worked 1550-1570's in Bungo Takada school, a good smith.

The blade is housed in good shirasaya and polished copper habaki.
It comes with copy of Japanese Registration card.

cutting edge: 43.5 c.m
full sword length: 65 cm
curvature: 1.4cm
thickness: 5 mm
width: 25 mm

To the best of our knowledge we have tried to verify the signature, the signature of the sword is not guaranteed as there are no NBTHK or NTHK origami (certification paper) to go with the sword.

To be reasonably certain as to the maker of a specific sword, it is necessary to submit the sword for shinsa (judging) by one of the major Japanese sword study associations (NBTHK or NTHK). These organizations will judge the sword and issue appropriate papers (origami) attesting to the swords authenticity and/or historical importance.

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Lot details
Object
Sword
Material
Tamahagane steel
Period
16th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
TAKADA KUNIHISA
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Samurai Wakizashi Sword - Signed: TAKADA KUNIHISA
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
65×4×3 cm
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