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Lot 183: A su yari in Ainu mounting, Edo period
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Su yari blade with hammered bohi, hamon and hada overpolished and not recognizable. Tang shortened. Tsuka and saya of wood, typical Ainu carving. Saya decorated with various figures, among them wrestler, warrior with war club and archer on basket-weave pattern. The tsuka showing ashinaga tenaga. Kozuka with wooden blade. Blade length 32 cm, total length 52 cm.
Condition Report: II - III