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O-suriage Sword Cane



An o-suriage  koto wakizashi, mounted as a sword cane.  Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chukissaki, very slight sakizori, close to toriizori.  Hawatare: 1 shaku 6 sun 3 bu 7 rin (49.3 cm /19.41").   Motohaba: 2.555 cm.  Sakihaba:  1.872 cm.  Kasane:  5.27 mm.  Nie deki gunome midare wide habuchi, a few small togare, profuse ha nie, long kinsuji.  Just ahead of the monouchi, the hamon broadens with gunome choji, reaching the shinogi.  nado.  The wide hamon continues into the kissaki and the boshi is almost ichimai.  The jigane slightly coarse itame nagare is packed with konie.   There are chikei. 

The mantra is shape tells age, grain tells school, hamon tells smith.  It is something that works just fine if the sword is in decent polish.  The hamon screams Soshu, but without a clear look at the hada, others like Shizu, Naoe Shizu, etc.,  can't be ruled out.  I think that this sword has the potential to become a real treasure with a proper polish.   


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hamon climbing to the shinogi


Wide habuchi                 Ha nie                     Ji nie                           Long kinsuji


Long kinsuji                                                                                                        






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