Daimyo registered (1951) Wakizashi, the first year the registration started!
Elegantly curved and well foged japanese wakizashi sword in old sharp traditional polish, the shape and the hamon is very well formed. There are many unusual and nice activities, the pictures can not show them well.
The tang is unaltered with deep age patination and double punched hole.
It is signed: 備前國長船住祐定 Bizen Kuni Osafune Ju Sukesada
The blade is housed in old shirasaya and double copper habaki.
It also comes with copy of japanese registration card which was issued in 1951, the first year the system started and these early submitted swords are from Daimyo or noble families.
cutting edge: 53.4 cm
full sword length: 77.5 cm
curvature: 1.5 cm
thickness: 5 mm
width: 26 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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- Tamahagane steel
- 16th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Bizen Kuni Osafune Ju Sukesada
- Title of artwork
- Daimyo registered (in first year, 1951) Japanese Samurai Wakizashi Sword
- Very good condition, see description
- 77.5×4×3 cm