KOSHIRAE

WAKIZASHI

SUGATA: N/A

MEI: N/A

DATE:  N/A

NAGASA:  39cm (15.37")

OVERALL:  53cm (20.875")

MIHABA:  2.47cm (0.975")

KASANE:  0.63cm (0.25")

SORI:  0.635cm (0.25")

NAKAGO: N/A

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: N/A

MUNE: N/A

HADA: N/A

HAMON: N/A

BOSHI: N/A

HORIMONO OMOTE: N/A

HORIMONO URA: N/A

HABAKI:  WOODEN

 

A Wakizashi Koshirae with wooden Tsunagi blade and habaki.  This Koshirae is quite small and may actually be for a Boy's Day Sword.  The Tsunagi is professionally made and it's dimensions are provided above in the event one would have an out of polish wakizashi which could be mounted in this koshirae or simply display along side a polished blade.  The tsuka is wrapped in Hinari style with the black ito over the buffalo horn kashira.  The Fuchi is a warm brown shakudo with gold foil accents done in a textured/floral motif.  The Menuki are gold foiled in a motif of a bird on a nut and blossom.  i suspect while authentic the menuki are late work, perhaps Meji or even Taisho.  The Tsuba is iron and quite nice on it's own, giving myself a Higo feel.  In fact, I would venture to say that the tusba alone is worth nearly the asking price of this entire koshirae.  The Tsuba is done in what is known as Kaku Moku shape and while most of the gold inlay has been long since swept away by time, the piece still retains a pleasing and eloquent look.  The Kozuka is shakudo with takabori iroe in a "New Years" motif.  The Kozuka is fitted with a wooden tsunagi  Kogatana as well.  The saya is black lacquer and does have a couple of age related cracks. No chips or chunks missing just a couple of cracks.  All of the saya fittings Koiguchi, Kurgata, Uragawara  and the Kaerizuno are Buffallo horn.  The Kurigata retains it's gold foil shitodome and has a white silk sageo.

Overall, a very nice koshirae.  The Tsuba, F/K, and Kozuka alone are worth well over the asking price.

 

$375 plus S/H  

 

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