A beautiful Late koto early Shinto Katana, this sword is reminiscent of Gassan work. The blade is a longish mumei piece with spectacular hada and vibrant hamon at 27-1/4″, his blade is a true Samurai sword. The hada is a spectacular o-Mokume with large burls covered in ji-nie . There is longish wavy Masame throughout. There is chikei and much nie all over. The hamon is made up of ko-gunome based in sugu-ha with small puffs and clusters of nie the length of the blade. This is a fantastic sword with much to enjoy and appreciate. This sword be more valuable if submitted to shinsa. It should receive a good attribution.
The koshirae is just as wonderful. There is a scholarly theme with a scene of men playing GO and enjoying the Tea ceremony. The menuki show the bringing of tea to the ceremony all in shakudo and gold. There is a pierced tsuba crowned in gold with black lacquered saya and matching ito and sageo of black. It is finished with a rain pattern silver foil habaki.
- Mei: Mumei
- Date: (1500-1700’s)
- Nagasa: 27-1/8 inches
- Sori: 15.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 30.2mm
- Width at the yokote: 19.6 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.3 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: Itame/mokume
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: older polish
Asking price: $7,600
(shipping and insurance included)
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owner Jack Schrader paid 6k looking for 6k but maybe we can get down to 5-5.5k