This genuinely made Nihonto Samurai sword was made during the warring Muromachi Era around 1466 A.D. and is suriaged or cut shortened but still retains the meibun signature of the excellent sword smith Fujiwara Norimitsu that made this amazing blade. The hamon tempering pattern is a midare gunome with wonderful hataraki activity known as Utsuri that appears as a cloudy mist in the hamon tempering pattern. Its custom made koshirae and kodogu mountings are of high quality with golden bell crickets menuki handle ornaments and also gold plated Kogai with cloisonne' and a kozuka kogatana utility knife of a golden praying mantis motif "mushi"meaning insects. The fuchi kashira is modern of black metal shakudo and is of a "nami" wave pattern motif. The tsuba sword guard is of a samurai kamon and not the one pictured but with a unique silver gray textured pattern, there is only one mekugi ana mounting hole and the hatawari length is 56.0 cm for this wakizashi. Let me know if you want to view this amazing Nihonto in person. If you are new to Nihonto, traditionally made Japanese blades, I am happy to explain the care and maintenance for this wakizashi short sword. I can also provide you a free "starter and maintenance kit". This sword can be delivered to Kadena, Foster, and Courtney Bases or other areas upon request. A great memory and piece of history to own as your "family blade". Cheers, Hamaki
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