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Nambokucho Naginatanaoshi Wakizashi
From a mid-20th century collection, never submitted to shinsa, a naginatanaoshi wakizashi in shirasaya that has never been to shinsaa. O-surage, kirijiri, narrow bohi running about one third of the blade on the shinogi. Hawatare: ERROR the lemgth is approximately 20" plus a little. Motohaba: 3.2 cm. Kasane: in shinogi ji: 3.7 mm. At the shinogi: 6.55 mm. Chu suguba ko-midare large gunome notare in nie deki. Sunagashi, kinsuji, nado. The jigane is mokume nagare, jinie, chikei, nado. The boshi is yakizumi. Unimportant, but need mentioning: two small carbon inclusions, and one area of loose grain, as shown below. Mounted in shirasaya with a gold wash copper habaki with nekogaki. A good candidate for Tokubetsu Hozon, Juyo would seem unlikely in these times.
Two small carbon inclusions
One area of slightly loose grain