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Unusually Mounted Shinto Wakizashi Blade
P R O V E N A N C E: Important old Dutch private collection
17th Century, Japan
The blade 52,5 cm long, the total length 78 cm.
With a Musashi 1 tier blade stand
Unusually Mounted Shinto Wakizashi Blade, the blade of slender elegant shinogizukuri form, with silver habaki, with narrow sugu-ba of nie and itame-hada, the ubu –nakago with one mekigi-ana, the iron kashira mounted with Dragon inlaid with silver and gold, the two menuki inlaid with gilt, finally made iron tsuba of oval form with Dragon, dark red lacquer saya, the fuchi-gashira inlaid with gold landscape.
! The Kashira, Fuchi, the two Menuki, Sami-nuri, the tsuba, the saya, Kissaki, Fukura and Habaki all original. The blade with no repairs or broken parts. A top quality Wakizashi.
* MUSASHI 1 TIER SWORD STAND. EXTRA high quality black liquid polish finished for a more classy look.
Material: Wooden – in black color.
Length:15.5″ long x 7.5″ height inches.
Musashi Japanese words are printed in gold on one side of the cross bar and the English word is printed on the other side.
Laser printed a gold color of Musashi Japanese words on one side of the cross bar and the English word is printed on the other side. Can be used on either side.
Features a red velvet felt on stand and below stand to protect from scratch.
* The wakizashi has a blade between 30 and 60 cm (12 and 24 in), with wakizashi close to the length of a katana being called o-wakizashi and wakizashi closer to tanto length being called ko-wakizashi. The wakizashi being worn together with the katana was the official sign that the wearer was a samurai or swordsman of feudal Japan. When worn together the pair of swords were called daishō, which translates literally as “big-little”. The katana was the big or long sword and the wakizashi the companion sword. Wakizashi are not necessarily just a smaller version of the katana; they could be forged differently and have a different cross section
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