Choji Hamon Wakizashi (by Taikei Naotane)


A beautiful blade forged by Taikei Naotane, which appearently was one of the top five Shinto smiths.

He was a student of Suishinshi Masahide, but surpassed his famous master. After Masahide’s untimely death, Naotane was considered by most to be the head (and unquestionably the most skilled) of the Suishinshi School. The skill of Naotane was widely known. It was said that if he would have lived during the Kamakura period, his fame and skill would have equaled or exceed that of Masamune and Sadamune.

Not sure who was the polisher here but definitely need to give him a big thumb up as well 🙂

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