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Wakizashi in mountings, signed "Sukesada saku 祐定作" mint condition - tamagahane - Japan - Early Edo period

Lot reference 28884311

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Very good condition, see description - 1×1×1 in

Object: Wakizashi in mountings, signed "Sukesada saku 祐定作" mint condition
Technique: hand forged
Material: tamagahane
Period: Early Edo period
Region/ Country of origin: Japan
Attribution: Original
Condition: Very good condition, see description
Dimensions: 1×1×1 in

This is a Japanese sword wakizashi in mountings.
The blade is signed "Sukesada saku 祐定作", shinogi-zukuri shape, Edo period ca.1650 era made blade.
The blade is in old full polish, no rust, no stain and in mint condition.
The temper line is wavy gunome temper pattern throughout the blade and has deep temper at the point.
The forging grain is tight itame-hada, no openings and no blisters.
There is no bend, no nick, no crack and cutting edge is sharp.
The scabbard is lacquered wood scabbard, no dents, no crack, no lacquer loss and in good condition.
The handle is tight fit with gold inlay iron fuchi/kashira, tsukaito wrapping is no cut, no loose and in good condition.
Tsuba is marugata shape gold inlay flower motif iron tsuba with nice patina.
It measures 18+1/8" cutting edge, 1+3/16" width, 5.5 mm thickness at the notch and 27+1/4" 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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