Koto Bizen Sword (fss-890)
This koshirae is in mint condition. It was mounted with an ancestral blade of extremely good quality. The military koshirae is of quite good quality. The tsuba is pierced and the scabbard is in pristine condition. The kashira of high quality and the habaki is 2-pieced in silver and gold with intricate carvings. This sword would be a spectacular piece in a new polish.
The sword is a based in suguha with a gunome- midare mix. There is fine nie to be seen as well as ji-nie. The blade is most likely Bizen Koto and appears to have Utsuri. The hada is an itame mokume blend with Ji-nie thru out. The boshi is ko-maru with gunome. This blade is ubu. With one hole and has an outstanding sori and a real beauty to look at. The menuki are military with a special mon in the middle, The fact that its Koshi-sori makes one feel this is a old Tachi and not a katana. This sword has a lot of potential for restoration and shinsa and is over 29″ long and ubu.
- Mei: Mumei
- Date: Koto (1400’s-1500’s)
- Nagasa: 29-3/8 inches
- Sori: 21.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 30.7 mm
- Width at the yokote: 20.3 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.0 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: Itame/mokume
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Older polish
Asking price: $6,800.00
sold full ask
(shipping and insurance included)
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