Shinto Wakizashi in brown lacquer koshirae

Price:  3.000,00

A Shinto Wakizashi in brown lacquer koshirae

The blade comes with an 18th century koshirae with a brown lacquered scabbard, adorned with a swirling dragon in thin gold lines. The handle covered in ray-skin, wrapped with gold-coloured binding, two gold menuki of samurai with pole-arms. The shakudo Nanako fuchi-kashira (pommels) are decorated with vine. A silvered habaki and an iron sukashi-tsuba decorated with dragons.

Nagasa (blade length): 49 cm
Sugata (configuration): Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and a chu-kissaki (medium sized tip)
Kitae (forging pattern): not well visible, but probably ko-itame grain
Hamon (tempering pattern): straight line (suguha)
Boshi (point): Kaeri
Nakago (tang): Kiri (ending in a straight line), decorated with kiri yasurime, 2 mekugi-ana and signed Kanetomo 兼友.

Overall dimensions:
Length 68 cm, Width en depth (tsuba) 7.2 x 6.8 cm.
18th century (Edo period)
The Mino-school blade is in a fair condition, in need of a polish, the blade showing traces of blisters and with scratches, the scabbard with scratches and minor loss to the lacquer. Please look at the photos for a clear condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

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