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Yamashiro Daijo Minamoto Kunishige Wakizashi + NBTHK

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A real Japanese Wakizashi (short sword) by Yamashiro Daijo Minamoto Kunishige from the Mizuta Kunishige school with NBTHK certificate.


An authentic Japanese Wakizashi (short sword) in shirasaya awarded to Yamashiro Daijo Minamoto Kunishige. This wakizahi comes from the Kanbun period (April 1661 to September 1673) Edo.

The condition of the ubu (not shortened) blade is excellent and this wakizashi has a beautiful polish.

The hamon starts with suguha from the hamachi and gradually turns into a gunome midare with nie-deki. The hamon is very clear and beautiful to see. A flawless nagasa with elegant sori (curve). It is a powerful wakizashi in length and it looks very strong. The kissaki is chu but it is on the large side and leans towards o-kissaki. A robust wakizashi with Nagareru and clear Jigane. The color and structure of Jitetsu has an itame hada due to the folding process of the tamahagane and is very appealing with many grain.  The hamon is very vibrant with ji-nie and hadame and this hataraki is a joy to watch. The nakago bears a mei (signature) from Yamashiro Daijo Minamoto Kunishige. It is a blade without kizu (flaws).

At the level of the monouchi (the cutting part) you can see beautiful nioikuchi (the dividing line of the hamon).

This Japanese shinto short sword is from the Mizuta Kunishige school, which began in the late muromachi period and emerged from the Aeo school. You can divide the style of the swords to the Sue-Bizen.

This Wakizashi is in shirasaya, so the handle and sheath are simple and timeless and very suitable to store the Japanese Wakizahsi (as this was actually intended from the tradition).

All in all an amazing sword to buy which of course belonged to a real Samurai. This is a beautiful piece of history from Japan and what an honor to be able to sell it.


Nagasa or blade length: 39.5 cm
Sori: 0.8 cm
Hamachi width: 3.0 cm
Kissaki width: 2.24 cm
Kasane: 65 mm
Weight: 400 gram

Obviously provided with NBTHK Hozon papers which guarantee the authenticity.

Includes Oshigata. Oshigata is a drawing of the blade that records all the metallurgical activities of the blade so that a good picture is created of the unique katana.

This is an antique sword and is therefore subject to the test of time and so will be visible in some places.

Never touch the katana with bare hands.

Do not breathe in the direction of the blade.

Do not rest the Katana on the kissaki.

While indicating the katana, do not point the point and the cut towards the indicated person.

With surrender of the katana it is recommended to do this in the saya.