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Wakizashi, Koshirae
Signed as Nagasone
[ Signature ] omote : "住 東叡山忍岡辺 長曽祢"(following part cut)  ura : "延宝二年六月吉"(following part cut)
[ Size ] Blade length 30.6cm (1 shaku 0 sun 0 bu 9 rin), sori 0.4cm (1 bu 3 rin), moto-haba 2.63cm, moto-kasane 0.67cm, mekugi-ana(hole) 1, blade weight 244g , shirasaya length 45cm
[ Period ] Edo
[ Province ] Unknown

[ Feature ]
Form : Hira-zukuri. Iori-mune. Both mihaba and kasane are ordinal. More or less, sori attached ko-wakizashi form.
Nakago : Suri-age. Saki is kiri. One hole. Machi has been advanced.
Jigane : Itame-hada with some changes. Jinie attached.
Hamon : Gunome-midare. Part by part, a little large nie attached.
Boushi : It shows round shape. Saki has haki-kake form. It truns deep.

[ Highlight ] There are very few surviving Kotetsu short swords or hira-zukuri wakizashi, and this one is probably a forgery, judging from its inscription. However, it is housed in a highly attractive arrangement, which shows how this short sword was handled. The scrolled handle with its beautifully preserved serpentine threads, and the chrysanthemum seat around the megugi hole are fine and gorgeous, and the fuchigashira, sword mount, sheath opening, kawara and uchi, which are all made of tsuno, polished with lustrous black lacquer, are well shaped and the sheath is carefully finished in a dark brown ishime lacquer that seems to emit fine light. The kozuka is made of Shaku-do nanako-ji with a whorl pattern of inome sukashi on an iron ground, and is unusual in that it depicts a cow and a fox as household members (messengers of the gods).

[ Conditions ] Excellent

[ Attachments ] Habaki (suaka-ji, silver foiled, single), koshirae and bag of koshirae.

[ Item number ] A040823 [ Price ] JPY 330,000- (shipping and insurance fee are not included in the price)

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