A few select items from the collection are moving out and looking for new homes, proceeds will be invested in materials for future projects and plans.
At almost 400 years old, this sword is unique in that it came out of Japan before WWII and has been in a family continuously until recently. A relatively healthy early/mid-Edo wakizashi that is worthy of preservation, forged in the 1600s, and has a lovely suguha hamon. The tang is signed Kanenobu (兼延), blade is in a maintainable older style polish and has a couple of legitimate battle nicks (the greatest damage being to the very tip, which could be fixed with a proper polish), unpapered.
Tasteful mountings appear to be Edo period (~1600-1800), silver plated copper habaki, gold plated copper seppa, copper and gold inlaid iron tsuba, paired shakudo and gold fuchigashira, pine needle texture tamenuri urushi saya, some damage to silk ito at the kashira on the ura, sold as is.
Item: 1 Edo wakizashi sword with full koshirae including kozuka
Pairs well with antique driftwood and antler stand (sold separately).
長さ/刃長 Nagasa: 428mm
元幅 Motohaba: 28mm
先幅 Sakihaba: 20mm
元重/重ね Motokasane: 5.5mm
先重ね Sakikasane: 4mm
反り Sori: 10mm
中心/茎 Nakago: 127mm
柄長 Tsuka: 160mm
拵全長 Koshirae: 664mm
Tsuba 68mm x 61mm x 4mm
Fuchi 38mm x 20mm x 12.5mm
Kashira 32mm x 17mm x 8mm
Koiguchi 38mm x 22mm
Kurikata 38mm x w11.5mm x h11.5mm
Kojiri 31.5mm x 17mm
Kozuka 95mm x 14mm x 4mm
Kogatana none (steel blank) 173mm x 10.5mm, 206mm w/kozuka
形 Katachi: shinogi-zukuri, mitsu-mune
刃文 Hamon: suguha
帽子/鋩子 Boshi: maru
中心/茎 Nakago: ubu, ha-agari kuri-jiri, two mekugi-ana 6mm/5mm
銘 Mei: Kanenobu (兼延), with two character signature
拵 Koshirae: Edo period wakizashi