One of the few "surviving "Wakizaka clan" armor's. But what a price ....
I bidded on this up to £2,000.00 (katchubuyer is me on Yahoo) The reason being I have all the missing parts from another wakisaki armour that Justin sent me. I can also match the odoshi on my machines. The one on Yahoo is is terrible condition with so many items missing, there is nothing there other that the kabuto and dou, which are both rusty as hell.
This armour is way overpriced as a restoration will cost 4-6k
I thought for a second to jump in and afterwards asking for the restoration costs, but......
Rob Soanes did a restoration on a wakisaki, according to the owner it was very expensive.
However the one that came up for sale last year, we gravely overlooked its value, these are indeed okashi, but very, very rare. I know the one that I offered here on consignment was 12k, however it sold in the end for a LOT, LOT more to a collector in the USA
The wakisaki is an investment and a very nice item of katchu history,