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Lot 129: A katana, circa 1730
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Katana blade ubu, shinogi zukuri, chu kissaki, torii zori. Choji midare hamon. Hada and boshi over-polished, smaller jags and signs of battle use, emerging solder bubble close to the habaki. Nakago ubu, one mekugi ana, sujikai yasurime, inscribed "Ujifusa" (probably UJI 47, 15P). Gilt copper habaki with yasurime. Black-brown lacquered, irregularly fluted saya, mounts of rubbed shakudo with a design of gilt dragons. Mokkogata iron tsuba showing a dragon between clouds and tama pearl. Tsuka fitted with same and mounted with a pair of gilt dragon menuki, improperly repaired black silk cord wrap. Mounting from the late Edo period. Length k/m 71.2 cm, total length 101 cm.
Condition Report: III +