Scollard Auctions Long

Fine Arms, Armour, Ethnographic & Asian

Signed Japanese Wakizashi Sword, Koto Period 900CE - 1596CE

The auction will start in __ days and __ hours

Start price: $500

Estimated price: $1,000 - $1,500

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Japanese signed Wakizashi sword, Koto period 900CE-1596 CE. All wood Shirasaya or white sheath which is designed to protect a blade from corrosion due to prolonged absence of use. Size 25 1/2" L, blade 17" L

Koto refers to the old sword period or era from about 900-1596. Many of the blades from this period can be described as lighter and more curved or well formed which saw a decline at the beginning of the Shinto period.

Condition: Surface wear and scratches throughout, well preserved blade.