This is a Japanese sword wakizashi in mountings.
The blade is signed "Nobukuni 信国", shinogi zukuri shape, muromachi period ca.1550 era made blade.
The blade is in old full polish, no rust, no stain and in mint condition.
The temper line is wavy gunome with konie active temper pattern throughout the blade and has deep temper at the point.
The forging grain is tight itame-hada, no opening, no blister and no forging flaws at all.
There is no bend, no nick, no crack and cutting edge is sharp.
The scabbard is urushi lacquered wood scabbard, no crack, no dent, no lacquer loss and in good condition.
Handle is tight fit, tsuka-ito wrapping is no cut, no loose also in good condition.
Tsuba is marugata shape iron tsuba with nice patina. It measures 14+13/16" cutting edge, 1+1/8" width, 5 mm thickness at the notch and 23" in mountings.
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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- Wakizashi ondertekende "Nobukuni 信 国", vorm van shinogi zukuri
- Muromachi periode (1333-1573)
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Zeer goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 1×1×23 ft