Ryujin Swords

Wakizashi by Bishu Munehisa in koshirae, NTHK kanteisho



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Blade

Period: Eisho (1504).

Mei: Bishu ju Munehisa.

Sugata: Shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune.

Overall length: 26.42 inches (671.00 mm).

Nagasa: 21.10 inches (536.00 mm).

Nakago: Ubu, 5.31 inches (135.00 mm), kiri yasurime, one mekugi-ana.

Kissaki: Chu-kissaki, 1.16 inches (29.5 mm). Sugu-komaru boshi

Moto-haba: 1.14 inches (28.90 mm). Saki-haba: 0.74 inches (18.70 mm). Moto-gasane: 0.24 inches (6.20 mm). Saki-gasane: 0.18 inches (4.60 mm).

Sori: 0.39 inches (10.00 mm).

Hamon: Suguha, with ko-ashi, sunagashi and kinsuji.

Hada: Itame and mokume. There is utsuri and chikei in the jigane.

Blade condition: In fresh polish, and showing plenty of activity. See pictures.

Mounts:

Old koshirae. The freshly restored tsuka is bound in 'court mount' style, with the ito crossing over the horn koshirae. The fuchi is of copper, gold and shakudo, and features a bird design. One seppa is wrapped in gold foil, whilst the habaki is of silver. The top of the saya is decorated with lacquered rattan bindings.

Comments:

A superb papered wakizashi in very good condition.

SOLD.



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