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S134. Wakizashi Signed Hakushu Ju Ohara Sanemori

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S134.  Wakizashi in shira-saya, signed Hakushu Ju Ohara Sanemori.

Nagasa:  20 3/4"  52.6 cm.

Sori:  1.4 cm.

Moto haba:  3 cm.

Moto Kasane:  .6 cm.

Saki haba:  2.1 cm.

Saki kasane:  .45 cm.

Nakago nagasa:  14 cm.

Overall in shira-saya:  29 5/8"  75 cm.

Itame and mokume hada with chikei.  The hamon is gunome in nioi with ko-nei as sunagashi cutting through the peaks of the hamon and joining across the valleys as kin suji.  In the mono-uchi there are isolated spots of temper at the tops of the peaks.  The boshi (devilishly difficult to photograph) undulates, ends in o-maru, and there is a medium length kaeri.  There is one instance of a small tate-ware' a third of the way up the blade (my last picture is the best I can show of this) and a tiny spot just above the machi, both on the ura side.  The blade is in polish and is mounted with a quite nice 2 piece habaki in gold and silver foil.  There is one are of shallow denting on the shira-saya, which is otherwise in excellent condition and competently made (looks to be Japanese work).  This will come with a 3 page record sheet, which I believe the former owner received from the merchant he bought it from.

The Ohara School got its start very early in Nihonto and lasted till the end of Koto.  Best I can tell, this Sanemori worked in the early 16th century.  Nice sword; I think you'll be pleased.  1 pound, 12 ounces.  $980.

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