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Japanese Wakazashi

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Japanese Wakazashi
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Japanese Wakizashi, Unsigned Tang with Engraved Kikumon, 23.5'' hirazukuri bare blade with small kissaki (point). Tang shows heavy rust pitting and no visible signature. Engraved at top of tang is a chrysanthemum or kikumon, which is partially obscured by rust pitting. Bottom of tang is pointed. Blade shows age graying, very minor rust pin pricks, stains, scratches, and a couple of very minor edge nicks. Hard to make out any visible grain in the metal or temperline given the condition of the polish. Some loose areas of hada are visible in the lower section of the blade, near the ha-machi/mune-machi on one side. During Shinto and later times, some swordsmiths were granted the honor of engraving the chrysanthemum on their sword tangs. Est.: $300-$500.