Nihonto Tachi shirasaya Early Edo


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Nihonto Tachi shirasaya Early Edo.


Impressive and very old tachi in shirasaya. A very rare and uncommon sword due to its spectacular curvature. The tachi swords were the forerunners of the katana and were designed to be carried on horseback. They were unsheathed in reverse to katanas and thanks to their curvature they wreaked great havoc on the bodies of enemies without breaking.
This sword belongs to the early Edo period although it is possible that it is earlier and belongs to the Sengoku period, a period of warfare known for its great confrontations between the eudal lords before the Tokugawa unification. The sword is in very good condition and polished but with a kizu that although not very deep is quite large. This was common in very old forged swords and identifies its age. This was due to the traditional forging process of the tamahagane where after forging these scarscould be seen. Still it is a historical piece with a lot of personality and a very rare and desirable curvature.

The blade is in old japanese polish remaining in VERY good condition, the jihada of the steel is detailed and full of details to appreciate. A masterpiece Worthly a museum and a great addition to any private collection.

Blade is in very good condition due to aging. Not hagire and not fatal damage, of course. This is a japanese weapon so have a real historical value. This is a weapon not machine crafted so can be minor movements of saya, tsuka, tsuba, etc. Because of dilatation, humidity, etc. and little damages propers of his age like small rust, scratches, etc.

An Authentic nihonto japanese sword, difficult to find in Europe, without the consequent costs of importing from Japan or from Japanese sellers, which can increase the price of the sword by up to 30% and a months waiting for shipment and custom paperwork. A truly real nihonto to delight both new and experienced collectors.

All the swords are originals, imported from japan and Europe from the best dealers and collectors during many years of collection and passion.

Nihonto Tachi shirasaya Early Edo.

Size: Koshirae Full length: 100 cm
Blade length: 68,0 cm
Sori: 3 cm