EDO DAISHO (fss-787)

A beautiful Samurai Daisho, These swords are mounted in a spectacular suspension of abalone style Koshirae . The Motif is of scholars or men finished in iron with gold with a natural setting background.

The Dai-to had papers but were unfortunately lost and will have to be papered at some future time. A beautiful blade in pristine polish and loaded with activity from the Shinto period. Within the gunome-midare hamon there is hotsure, sunagashi and kinsugi. The hada is a dense and beautiful itame and mokume mix with some masame and loaded with ji-nie.

The Sho-to was attributed to kanesada of the shinto period. A mumei piece this sword has a hamon with O-gunome-midare throughout. The hada is an itame and mokume with ji-nie.

Both swords are mounted in newly made saya to protect the polish. The koshirae has an ito of blue and the sageo is a teal in color. The Kodzuka blade is polished with a gunome-midare hamon. Much activity can be found within the hamon and hada of this ko-katana blade The kodzuka itself is a beautiful floral motif as well as the menuki. The tsubas are of a Jokushi style of a village scene within a mountain backdrop finished in iron. Both swords have matching gold washed habaki and seppa.

The wearing of daishō was limited to the samurai class, and became a symbol or badge of their rank. Daishō may have became popular around the end of the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573)as several early examples date from the late sixteenth century.An edict in 1629 defining the duties of a samurai required the wearing of a daishō when on official duty. During the Meiji period an edict was passed in 1871 abolishing the requirement of the wearing of daishō by samurai, and in 1876 the wearing of swords in public by most of Japan’s population was banned; this ended the use of the daishō as the symbol of the samurai, and the samurai class was abolished soon after the sword ban.

DAI

  • Mei: Mumei
  • Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
  • Nagasa: 25-1/2 inches
  • Sori: 15.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 29.8 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 19.6 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.5 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: ubu two mekugi ana
  • Kitae: Itame/mokume
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Condition: Good polish

SHO

  • Mei: Mumei
  • Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
  • Nagasa: 21-7/8 inches
  • Sori: 9.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 28.5 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 22.1 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.3 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame/mokume
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Condition: Good polish

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This sword is on consignment.
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Asking price: $18,400.00


4th of July sale price $16,000.00
For a few days only……..

 

(shipping and insurance included)

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