Koto Katana (fss-673)







Item description:

This is a very interesting katana in the Koto Mino or Bizen tradition and of the late koto tradition. It is in a very nice polish.  The overall sugata of this sword is impressive and the hamon is loaded with activity.  The hamon contains plentiful nie and a gunome / choji midare. Sunagashi, Kinsuji and Ji-nie can be found.  The hada has an itame / mokume mix and with some areas of O- hada mixed in.  The blade has some course areas that are common for swords of this age.  This blade comes with mountings.  The furniture of the koshirae are made of iron and in good condition. The Tsuba, fuchi and kashira look to be a holly motif and in iron. The tsuba is also iron with cherry blossom motif as well. The menuki are tigers. The Sageo and Ito are black and the saya lacquer is in black.

The blade is a very long ubu sword and a koto era piece. The kissaki is longish and hakikake-boshi at the end not quite kaen. There is a gentle sori with an almost aristocratic flair.

The saya is of a black lacquer and is completely restored to keep the polish of the sword in good condition.  The blade is mumei and ubu. the habaki is a gold wash and in a rainfall pattern.  This sword looks like a true samurai sword that was carried and was not made for show.

  • Mei: Mumei
  • Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
  • Nagasa: 29 1/8 inches
  • Sori: 18.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 29.0 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 17.8 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.5 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame/mokume
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good polish
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This sword is on consignment.
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Asking price: $4,800.00

(shipping and insurance included)

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