Item #: BQ1216 -- Wakizashi or Tanto Tsuka -- $500.00
A good wakizashi or tanto tsuka. The fine fuchi/kashira are associated and not a match. The fuchi is in a shakudo flower and bug design with gold accents while the kashira is shakudo with an overall gold diaper pattern (Kaga school) both ca. 1775. The two 19th century menukis appear to be in the form of Samurai and court accessories. The tsuka uses old brocade instead of same (rayskin), in excellent condition, and a black ito (wrap) that is slightly rubbed but very tight and sound. 5 3/8" overall.