Nagamaki by Kanabo Masatsugu, Muromachi period, 16th century. The nagamaki: Sugata (configuration): nagamakizukuri, iorimune with a very broad shinogi and a very long kissaki. Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 38 5/8in (98.1cm), kissaki 6 3/8in (16.2cm), Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/2in (3.8cm), Sakihaba (width before tip): 1 1/2in (3.8cm). 16th century koshirae.
What i really like about this 19th century koshirae are the kashira & kojiri (end cap at end of the saya) that have a stupa pierced out and the saya underneath it that has been kept it’s natural color. Gives a beautiful contrast with the black color of the fittings and the natural color of …
Samurai daisho, the katana is in yamato style and the wakazashi is in bizen style. As in most daisho the wakazashi is flashy next to the katana. The swords are both well made and the mounts all match superbly together making for a true daisho or set. The pictures show the quality of the blades and mounts. Katana signed as (mei): Heianjo Fujiwara (Remainder cut off) (Morikuni) Date:Shinto 1600's. Wakizashi signed as (mei): Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Kiyo (Remainder cut off) Date:Tensho 1573.
Description: A katana dating: 19th Century provenance: Japan Blade (nagasa), 68 cm with well visible hamon and hada; copper and silver habaki; nakago with one mekugi-ana, mei; iron tsuba with bat, partially gilt, mei; shakudo fuchi-kashira with partially gilt effigy of face and floral motifs; shakudo menuki shaped as a partially gilt dragon; red lacquered saya.