Late 17th century Shinto era Wakizashi sword in quality shirasaya and gold foiled habaki. The blade is in fine traditional japanese polish with only a couple of small kizu, a stunning looking quality blade with very rare type of termperline.
This very desirable hitatsura hamon (full temper with tobiyaki spots over the blade) is an example of heating this splendid wakizashi to extremely high temperatures, helping to make the sword remarkably sharp and visually stunning.
This technique was first perfected by the Soshu tradition in the 13th and 14th centuries in the Kamakura area when the great swordsmith Masamune lived.
The blade is unshortened with mumei tang and nice dark patination.
Cutting edge: 47.2 cm
Full sword length: 75.5 cm
- Shintoohr aus dem 17. Jahrhundert
- Herkunftsregion/ Herkunftsland
- Sehr guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 75.5 cm