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From Seller:

I am TA, a Japanese sword dealer, who is Japanese and is based in Tokyo, Japan, where is the best market to collect Japanese swords in the world.  I am a member of NBTHK and Japan National Sword Dealers Association and am looking at 300-500 or even more Japanese swords every month to find wonderful Japanese swords to be listed here in my eBay store.  I am proud of these listed Japanese swords, which passed my strict selection, and am pretty sure they attract many of you.  Enjoy my swords, and I hope they are added to your collection soon. "Real Japanese Sword, Made in Japan, From Japan, By Japanese Seller" 


DESCRIPTION


Product:

Antique signed Japanese Wakizashi sword in Shirasaya fitting

(Click here for many photos.  Please go from PC, not smartphone.)


Included:

  • Signed Japanese Wakizashi sword in Shirasaya fitting
  • Sword bag
  • Information card
  • Sword registration issued by Osaka Prefecture Board of Education (copy (original shall be returned to the local authority))


Appealing Points: 

  • Signed Japanese Wakizashi sword in excellent condition.
  • Hamon temper lines are active and beautiful. 
  • The blade is finely polished and is in excellent condition.
  • The blade is well forged and has beautiful forging grains.
  • Saya scabbard had nice Japanese writing and label, which is written information about Tadayoshi.  I rewrote the contents with reference English translation in post card (see above), which accompanies the sword.  

Features:

  • Mei signature on blade: 肥前国忠吉 (Hizen koku TADAYOSHI)
  • Jidai date: around Keicho era (慶長, 1596-1615)
  • Sugata structure: Shinogi-zukuri
  • Mune: Iori-mune
  • Boshi head: Midare-komi
  • Kitae hada: Mokume
  • Hamon temper lines: Gunome Midare active
  • Nakago tang: Ha-agari Kuri-jiri
  • Yasuri-me: Suji-kai
  • Mekugi hole: One
  • Habaki collar: Dual piece copper

Size (approximation):

  • Cutting edge length (per registration): 45.1 cm (17 3/4")
  • Nakago tang length: 12.7 cm (5")
  • Whole blade length: 57.8 cm
  • Moto-haba: 28.6 mm
  • Saki-haba: 21.2 mm
  • Moto-gasane: 6.6 mm
  • Saki-gasane: 4.9 mm
  • Sori curve: 12 mm
  • Kissaki point: 41.5 mm
  • Fitting: 69 cm (27 3/16")
  • Tsuka handle: 19 cm (7 1/2")

Weight (approximation):

  • Bare blade: 407 g (0.90 lb)
  • With fitting: 682 g (1.51 lb)

Condition: 

The blade is finely polished and is in excellent condition with some minor flaws and scratches, which are not fatal.  Shirasaya fitting is in very good condition with normal wears seen in items of this age.  Sold as-is. 

Please see many more pictures in my photo gallery (click here.  Please go from PC, not smartphone.).  These pictures are my descriptions.  Please view them carefully for conditions (including, but not limited to, the above mentioned) and details.

Note 1: Please note that due to differences in computer monitors and different lighting conditions, there may be some variations in this item's appearance.

Note 2: Please note that in some pictures there is a reflection of camera on the blade, but it is not flaw.  Please feel free to ask me if you would like to double check it.


PAYMENT

● We only accept PayPal payments; however, you can use most credit cards through PayPal by opening PayPal account.

● Payment must be received within 3 days after the end of auction.


SHIPPING & HANDLING

Shipping Method: EMS (i.e. expedited shipping)

Shipping Cost

  • Asia: $63
  • North America, Central America, AU, NZ, Middle East, Israel: $79
  • Europe, Russia: $89
  • South America, Africa: $147

Shipping Duration: 3-6 days

Notes:

● We use EMS of Japan Post for shipping, which is expedited method and comes with insurance and tracking services (note: Tracking service is not provided for some areas if the local post office in your area does not provide the service.).

● Please note that the above information is based on Japan Post’s service, which we are using, and some countries are defined differently from eBay’s system.  Some examples include Russia and Israel, both of which are included in Asia in the eBay’s shipping calculation but are classified differently in the above information.  In such cases, the above information supersedes the eBay’s shipping calculation.

● We will let you know the tracking number via email right after the item is shipped out.

● We will ONLY ship to the (confirmed) address specified in PayPal.

● We don't hold a purchased item but need to ship it in our promised handling time of one day as required by eBay.

● We don't ship multiple swords combined for safety reasons.


TERMS OF SALE

● Please make sure with your country's customs before making an order or a bid that the Japanese sword can be imported into your country without a problem.  I do not take any responsibility, including (not limited to) refund, due to the above reasons.

● Some images are for illustrative purposes only.

● Any questions have to be asked before purchase.  Questions made after purchase won't be answered.


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