This is a Japanese Sword signed by Kanetoshi. The contemporary tsuka ito (cord wrap) is biege colored doe skin complimenting the deep black rayskin done in the style of Higo (modern day Kumamoto) samurai. The original blade has been honed and resharpened to a battle ready condition. Includes a modern saya (scabbard) in good condition.
A Japanese sword is a pure object made up only of nature’s elements; earth, fire, wind, water, and constructed by human hands and spiritual energy. In no other culture has the sword been developed to such a level of technological excellence and attained such a position of spiritual importance as in Japan making these weapons highly coveted by collectors.
This sword has been personally inspected by America's leading Japanese sword expert and "Pawn Stars" talent Mike Yamasaki to ensure it's authenticity and includes a certificate of Authenticity from Mr. Yamasaki and Rick Harrison.
Full Length: Approx. 39”
Blade: Approx. 30”
Details: 1500s Japan Model Kanetoshi
Note: Like many artifacts of it's age, this sword/scabbard does show some minor cosmetic flaws.
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