Koto Katana (fss-876)
An outstanding katana which is from the koto period. This sword reminds one of a Bizen katana. This blade has the typical characteristics of blades made in the koto era. It also has a
longish Kissaki and attractive Sori, iand is O-Suriage. The activities in the Ha are very beautiful with ji-nie . The hamon is an attractive large gunome-ish choji midare in a notarish pattern.. There is ashi and many hataraki to be found. The hada is covered in ji-nie and is an itame mixed with beautiful mokume swirls. The hada has a dense itame and mokume with and a whitish jigane and the hamon is a gunome/choji midare. Ko-nie layers the entire hamon blanketing the nioi-guchi. This katana is very sound and healthy. The blade is wide and has a wonderful curvature.
The koshirae is clean and fundamental with menuki of floral motif . The fuchi kashira is a picturesque depiction of a scholars in gold surrounded by trees and fauna in gold inlay on iron. A black lacquered saya . The Tsuba is of Sukashi style of pine trees. The blade is in polish. The sageo is gold and the tsuka-ito is gold to match. A wonderful package to a splendid blade.
We recommend submitting this sword for Shinsa.
- Mei: Mumei
- Date: Koto (1400’s-1500’s)
- Nagasa: 26-1/2 inches
- Sori: 12.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 27.3 mm
- Width at the yokote: 20.3 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.7 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Suriage
- Kitae: Itame
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Good polish
Asking price: $5,500.00
(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-876.
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