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  • Japanese Sword O-TANTO or WAKIZASHI Hand Forged Steel # 004A
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    Gem Id:
    8539
    Price:
    $ 1,190.00
    Sale Price:
    $ 990.00
    Notes:
    Japanese Sword O-TANTO or WAKIZASHI 34 cm or 13.375 inch Nagasa 10.8 cm or 4.5 inch Nakago 3.1 cm or 1.2 inch \r\nHa Machi 5.8 mm Moto Kasane Thickness.\r\nThis looks to be an old flat sided blade from the Koto era. There is some loose grain. Flat sided Wakizashi or long Tanto. Kuichigai - bi on one side, Koshi- bi opposite side, mumei, Fukure in photo is the worst flaw in the blade but nothing considered fatal... \r\nPatina and punched menuki ana in Nakago. This blade is in complete polish from Arato to Uchigumori. 6 passes hazuya stone, 2 passes jizuya stone- this blade will need more to bring up more activity in the steel. Heavy rust and 2 chips were removed during polish. This blade has a nice Saya, signed iron Tsuba and NICE hardware. The hardware in Tsuba is not cheap stuff.... VERY NICE! \r\nGunome midare havor itame, and hada all very NICE, \r\nVery Old Blade; Silver wash Habaki. The tsuba I will have to look up the mei but it is signed and not a cast tsuba; could be worth as much or more than the blade as I also collected tsuba and other fittings.\r\n\r\nMy purpose as a polisher is to get the blades clean, lines corrected and the major chips and rust removed..... To get these fine blades BATTLE READY! \r\nI am a minimalist in polishing blades, I take no more than necessary to get them in useable condition as I know you cannot put it back once it is gone... \r\n \r\n My background is 12 years as a tool and die maker, 25 years as a certified supreme master gem cutter; and studying 11 years as a sword polisher with years of polishing tired, fatally flawed blades to learn lines, symmetry, and styles of the makers themselves. I have over 3k in stones from Namikawa, and at least that much in books on Japanese sword smiths, techniques, and numerous DVDs on the art and practice... \r\nNo I do not claim to be an expert; just a man \r\nwho loves the art of the blade.\r\n
    Origin:
    Japan
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