Item #: 10-3706 -- An Excellent Original Edo Period Japanese Tachi Koshirae -- $1250.00
An excellent original Edo period Japanese tachi koshirae, held together by a wooden blade (tsunagi). The tsuka has matching patinaed brass fuchi-kashira that have an overall stone wall texture; the large golden matched menuki incorporate the family mon of three (tomoe) comma as used by the Koyama, Yuki and other families. The ito and same are both in very excellent condition with minor same loss at the mekugi ana. The older Edo period tsuba is Heianjo work with a diapered inlaid fret pattern with some of the original brass wire inlay remaining. The ribbed saya appears to have been repaired and repainted within the last hundred years at which time the metal fittings were painted as well. The saya would benefit from a proper finish restoration and to our eye a larger iron sukashi tsuba would make a fine statement. The current tsunagi has a 68.2cm nagasa with a shallow curve which would match up with many original blades if the new owner would like to complete the sword. As is this koshirae is a wonderful display piece for office or home.