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Lot 143: A wakizashi, circa 1660
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Blade shinogi zukuri, o kissaki, torii zori. Bohi on both sides. Suguha hamon, masame itame hada, boshi not recognisable. Small rust spots and scratches, signs of fatigue. Nakago o suriage, two mekugi ana, kate sagari yasurime, uninscribed. Copper habaki with nekogaki. Ishime black lacquer saya with the ume mon of the Maeda family in gold hiramaki-e. Iron handachi mounts, Higo work, scrolling leaves in gold nunome. Marugata sukashi iron tsuba featuring a fan and ume mon design, Yoshiro work. Tsuka fitted with same and mounted with a pair of part-gilt octopus menuki, black silk cord wrap. Kozuka missing. Mounting from the mid Edo period. Length k/m 50.6 cm, total length 73 cm.
Condition Report: II - III