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Wakizashi by Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro - NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon

Wakizashi by Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro - NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon

Regular price $2,750.00 USD
Regular price $3,500.00 USD Sale price $2,750.00 USD
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This Wakizashi is signed by Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro, a skilled student of the third-generation Yasutsugu from Echizen. Tsuguhiro's blades reflect the exceptional metalworking techniques passed down by his master.

Specifications:

Mei:
Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro
Echizen Ju
Period: Early Edo Period

Blade Length: 53.2 cm
Base Width (Motohaba): 2.8 cm
Tip Width (Sakihaba): 1.9 cm
Base Thickness (Motokasane): 0.7 cm
Tip Thickness (Sakikasane): 0.5 cm
Blade Weight: 455 g
Hamon: Notare

Certificate: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon

The Wakizashi showcases a straight blade pattern with a pronounced curve (O-suriage), a hallmark of Tsuguhiro's adaptability and attention to detail. The steel reveals a fine itame grain with elements of mokume, indicating top-quality forging.

Craftsmanship and Legacy:
Tsuguhiro hailed from the Shimosaka school, a lineage of swordsmiths famed for their razor-sharp and practical designs, suitable for the demands of the Edo period's samurai. The influence of the Mino tradition from Gifu prefecture, renowned for its five great sword styles, is evident in this blade's construction.

Authentication:
The blade has been honored with the Tokubetsu Hozon certificate from the NBTHK, asserting its significance and the high level of preservation, marking it as a piece worth of preservation.

This Wakizashi not only embodies the finest aspects of Tsuguhiro’s skill but also serves as a tangible connection to the celebrated Echizen swordsmiths. It stands as a proud representation of the rich samurai tradition, its superb condition and mountings indicative of the care and esteem it has been held in through the centuries.

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Shipping and Return

  • Swords are shipped from Tokyo, Japan. We manage all the procedures to export the sword.
  • You can't return sword to Japan because procedures are too strict.
  • We work with a shipping company that have experience with Nihonto so you don't have to worry.
  • Please check the rules of your country before importing the sword. We do not take any responsibility, including (not limited to) refund, due to the above reasons.

Export Procedure (We manage it)

・All our swords are registered in the Agency for Cultural Affairs as artwork and The Board of Education(Cultural properties protection Committee); therefore each sword has the registration card, issued by the Board of Education.
・After receiving the full payment of the items,we return the registration card and get the permission from Ministry of Cultural Affairs to export the swords legally from Japan. It will take about 20 business days to do this procedure.
・After the receiving the permission, we will inform you by email and send the items immediately.

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