BoJ Wakizashi #002: Antique Kago no Kami Fujiwara Sadohiro 83968

BoJ Wakizashi #002: Antique Kago no Kami Fujiwara Sadohiro 83968

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Genuine Antique Japanese made Edo period Wakizashi made by the Ishikawa Prefecture swordsmith Fujiwara Sadohiro. Un-restored and original condition for immediate sale. 

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING: Shipped Directly From Japan and includes all certificates of authenticity.

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Dated to the mid Edo period (late 17th century) and made by the smith Kago no Kami Fujiwara Sadohiro (born in Ishikawa prefecture in 1640AD) who is well known for specializing in Echizen style Wakizashi and Tanto. Partially restored Tanto and Wakizashi made by Fujiwara have previously been sold from $6000 to $10,000+ (Bonhams, other sellers of Nihonto, etc) so this Wakizashi is available in un-restored and original condition at a ridiculously low price for immediate sale.

All components are original - from the iron tsuba featuring the mystical seven stars of the Big Dipper constellation (Hokutō Shichisei in Japanese) to the brass fuchigashira and ishime style textured black saya - everything is literally hundreds of years old and has not been modified or changed in any way.

The blade itself has a Togari Gunome Hamon and has been polished many times over the centuries, though shows some patina here and there that would require a full restoration polish.

Overall, the blade is in excellent condition with no obvious chips or battle damage and to be restored, would only need a new handle wrap, suitable replacement menuki and either a kozuka added or the saya modified and re-coated (see the link to the Fred Lohman company above if you are interested in having this done by a third party).

This blade comes with no additional information or certification other than the official registration card (Juho-token-tui-torokusho) issued by the board of education. By Japanese law, this registration paper must accompany the sword at all times unless it is shipped outside of Japan, whereupon it serves as a certificate of authenticity (as only traditionally made blades using Tamahagane can be registered - for more information on the process involved click here).

How to Use

This is a functional antique and you become it's new custodian. While it can certainly still be used for cutting, we recommend it is preserved for future generations and handed down as a family heirloom.
Blade Length (Nagasa): 14.7" (37.4CM), Sori: 0.39" (1CM), Motohaba: 1.14" (2.9CM), Sakihaba: 0.74" (1.9CM), Weight: 0.66lbs (300g)

Materials and Construction

Antique Tamahagane blade and fittings dating from the mid Edo period, made and signed on the tang by the Smith Fujiwara Sadohiro from Kagonokami, Ishikawa Prefecture. Original silk ito with full rayskin wrap and brass fittings. Iron tsuba featuring the big dipper constellation (Hokutō Shichisei). Missing the Kozuka knife and menuki. Black Ishime style textured Honoki wood saya.
FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING. Shipped directly to you by the current owner in Japan. Please note that in rare cases one of the antique blades that we offer may be identified as a national treasure during the export process. In the unlikely event that this happens, we will have no choice but to cancel your order and refund you in full.