This is a very nice wakizashi by the Shimada smith, Masatsugu. The cutting edge is 14 1/4 inches and it is made in the Hira-zukuri style. This smith worked around Tenpo or 1830. The hada is itame and the hamon is notare-midare with some areas of genome-midare. There are double grooves carved on one side of the blade.
This blade comes in good polish in a shirasaya with a solid silver habaki and is accompanied by papers from the NTHK attesting to the validity of the signature and the quality of the blade.
PRICE: $ 4,950.00