A Japanese wakazashi sword,
probably early 20th Century, with shagreen handle, iron tsuba and black lacquer scabbard,
the blade measuring approximately 57cm in length
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Sold for £280
The handle is lacking most of its bindings and there are no menuki. The blade has nibbles to the edge and there are scratches and chips to the scabbard.
There is no evidence of markings or characters to the tang. While the tang is oxidised, there is no obvious indents of markings.
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Auction: Homes and Interiors - Online, Tue, 15th Mar 2022
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