When you get bitten, you get bitten. A few weeks ago I got hold of a few Japanese swords. Not knowing what I had I posted here for some opinions, and was stunned at the amount of knowledge some people have, in particular Bob Coleman Geoff Ward and Hassiman, and others........ and I thank them thus far, however...............
Today sat 2nd July I ventured to my local auction house to view a Wakizash listed as a 19th/20th century sword. I bid on it, and won, thinking that the handle and blade were much older than the scabbard, or it has been covered in leather during the second world war? Anyway, I was not allowed to "take it to pieces" so no one else had either. When I got it home, I was pleasantly surprised to find it signed ..... Can one of you kind chaps let me know if I have a pup, or the holy grail, it wasn't "dirt cheap" but I was happy with the price. There were very few bids on it, because I think it had been incorrectly listed.
So either I can retire or not (Joke, because I am already retired)
Thanks in anticipation, and sorry the photos are not fab.