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

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This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
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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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