Lot 199: A ceremonial sword, Meiji period
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Oversized ken sword, the blade with red lacquered bohi. Masame hada, hamon not recognisable. Nakago with two mekugi ana, sujikai yasurime. Gilt habaki. The mounting in kogoken, in the form of a ceremonial sword. The wooden kogotsuka lacquered red with remnants of previous gold plating. The unlacquered wood saya with smooth brass mounts and agemaki. On the tsuka the takamon of the Takahashi. Arms of cross-guard broken, restored. Length k/m 91 cm, total length 137 cm.
Condition Report: II - III