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Lot 134: A wakizashi, circa 1400
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Blade hira zukuri, torii zori with bohi on both sides. Weak sugu midare hamon. O itame hada, boshi kaen (?) with deep kaeri. Clear signs of fatigue. Kesho polish. Nakago ubu, two mekugi ana, kiri yasurime (?), inscribed "Naminohira Masayuki" (MAS 1730, 20 P.). Gilt niju habaki. Polishing paper enclosed. Black ishime lacquer saya. Fuchi kashira of partially gilded shakudo, decorated with chrysanthemums in bloom. Tsuka covered with same and mounted with a pair of part-gilt rakan menuki. Beige silk cord wrap. Iron marugata tsuba in deep cut relief with a dragon design. Shirimono kozuka, depicting Ashinaga and Tenaga. Mounting from the late Edo period. Length k/m 34.7 cm, total length 60 cm.
Condition Report: II -