The harakiri thread got me thinking again about Japanese swords. I used to have a signed 15th Century wakizashi, but being young and hard up for money I sold it to a friend and he wouldn’t sell it back.
Does anyone know what a katana and a wakizashi c. 15th to 19th Century goes for nowadays? I’m not a ‘serious collector’ or anything, so I’d just like a nice * daishō* with clean, unpitted blades, and I’d prefer a signed nakago. Soshu Kitae construction would be great, but probably hideously expensive. Not being ‘serious’, I’d go for honsanmai, which I understand is the most common construction.
I don’t need a quick answer. But somewhere down the line I’d like to get a couple of swords. Just dipping my toe into the market.