Item #: BQ3450 -- A Wonderful Mounted Japanese Koto Period Mumei Wakizashi -- $5000.00
A wonderful mounted wakizashi with ubu one ana mumei nakago. The big slab-sided hirazukuri blade is in old faded polish and displays a very active Shoshu style hada and irregular suguha hamon. The habaki is covered in fine silver foil. The koshirae is very beautiful with the restored saya finished in Japanese ishimi textured black lacquer. The old Higo style iron tsuba has a fine dark shakudo rim and two matching gold foil seppa are included. The tsuka has a fine old same and black ito wrap. The original Goto style fuchi/kashira are a matched pair crafted in shakudo with the inlaid design of turnips with fine gold accents and nanako background. The menuki are also shakudo in the form of dragons. A real bonus is the fact that the turnip subject is repeated on the shakudo kodzuka handle and is a fine match, The ko-katana is unsigned but completes the mounts. This sword is outstanding -- the blade displays a small polished over fukuri and some o-hada. This set of mounts are one of the most attractive we have encountered and the complete sword will make a wonderful addition to any collection. 33.3 cm. blade nagasa.