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Gimei Nobuyoshi Wakizashi
An attractive ubu gimei wakizashi signed, Nobuyoshi Saku. Shinogizukure iroi mune chu kissaki. Hiro gunome midare. Itame hada. Mounted in shirasaya with a niju gilt copper habaki. The hamon is similar to some of the works by Nobuyoshi, but it lacks the school's signature long yakidashi. The blade has a ware and two carbon inclusions, pictured below, that would have been evident with the initial polish, which may explain why the sword was not signed. I suspect that the signature is an owner's attribution because it is so poorly cut.
This a great piece for a newer collector, It is in relatively good polish, and is a good honest 17th century blade, $650
Ware and Two Carbon pockets in the Hamon.