Katana - Koto blade with 2 Koshirae


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Item #974



Katana unsigned most likely from the late Koto period. This sword has a hamon of suguha (a bit difficult to see due to its old polish). The jigane is a nagare itame with some masame. There are a few Kizu, and what looks like a sword cut on one side. The tang is ubu, but with 4 holes (1 being a shinobi ana).

What is nice about this set, is the old koshirae. The tsukamaki is hard to discern if it is original, but none the less nice. There is a special type mekugi (see pictures) with the matching mon on the fuchi of the 3 Oak leaves favored by the Tosa Yamanouchi family. The silver fittings are a type seen in the late shinshinto period in which the sword can be worn as a katana or a Tachi. The Tachi hangers actually split apart when it is worn as a Tachi. The aogai scabbard is very nice and in good condition. The tsuba is a Nanban Hizen type with nunome zogan as well. The 2nd mount is for Iai, made up of modern fittings.

Time Period
Late Koto



Cutting edge 68.5cm

Original Old Koshirae

Iaido Koshiraefo

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