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    Bizen Masashiro Katana

    Shinsakuto made in the Bizen Ichimonji tradition by Masashiro.

    A tad over 29" nagasa with deep sori and bohi.

    Purchased from Modern Tosho a few years back (photos are below from from Keith Larman at the time of the sale -- additional and current photos on request), this is long blade with a classic choji hamon in the Bizen tradition. It's an elegant blade that is almost tachi-like in its proportions.

    You won't see many blades like this for sale in the US -- it was made as an "art sword" that would sell for over twice the asking price if new. However, it's available at a greatly discounted price based on use by the previous owner for iaido and tameshigiri, with scratches and a bend that was corrected in the mune, but with a persisting warp in the ha.

    Fully mounted, ready for use or collection.

    More pictures here: http://s119.photobucket.com/user/drj...?sort=3&page=1

    $5000.





    Last edited by Joe Pierre; 03-12-2017 at 12:44 PM.

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    bump

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    Very nice! What is the weight of the blade only?
    /R

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    the weight in fittings without saya is about 1280 g. if you have serious interest, i can take off the tsuka and weigh the bare blade.

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    No thank you; however I really appreciate your prompt reply.

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    still available just in time for Christmas.

    PM if you want to see pictures.

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    Masashiro1 by drjoe4, on FlickrMasashiro2 by drjoe4, on Flickr
    Masashiro7 by drjoe4, on Flickr
    Masashiro9 by drjoe4, on Flickr

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