Settsu Shigetora (fss-893)
This wakizashi is signed “Settsu (or Seshu) Ju Shigetora. He was a student of Kaneyasu and is know to work in 1673. He was from Settsu Provence. This interesting wakazashi from Settsu provence made by Shigetora and has a bit of a soshu feel to it. Sesshu or Settsu is the same Provence. There is a sugu-ha yakidashi and It is in a very nice pristine polish. The overall sugata of this sword has a slight sori and the hamon is loaded with activity. The hamon contains an abundance of beautiful activity of ashi with a thick nioi-guchi, and the hamon is in a gunome / choji midare style . Ji-nie and chikei can be found and is well made. The hada has a tightly forged itame / mokume mix and covered in ji-nie. The kissaki is a longish chu-kissaki and ko-maru boshi with a bit of kaen. This blade comes with mountings. The furniture of the koshirae are made of iron with a gold floral motif. The Tsuba is iron also with a floral design and basket like weave in gold with a butterfly. The set of tsuba, fuchi,kashira is matching and made by the same person. The menuki are birds to compliment the floral motif. The Sageo is gold and the Ito is black over an old patina’d rayskin and the saya lacquer is finished in a black lacquer. The silk on the handle is original and old and the saya is also and has wear. There is a shirasaya for the sword as well as a tsunagi for the koshirae. We the signature is good signature and not fake. The habaki is a gold wash with matching gold seppa. This sword is a wonderful package with a beautiful blade.
- Mei: Settsu (or Sesshu) Ju Shigetora (He was a Student of Kaneyasu)
- Date: Edo (1673’s)
- Nagasa: 15-5/8 inches
- Sori: 8.6 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 29.4 mm
- Width at the yokote: 21.6 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.2 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: Itame/mokume
- Hamon: Gunome/Choji
- Boshi: ko-Maru
- Condition: excellent polish
Asking price: $4,800.00
(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-893.
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