Lot 121: A katana, circa 1370
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Kodachi blade, shinogi zukuri, chu kissaki, torii zori. O midare with ashi hamon, itame hada, kaen boshi with short kaeri. Kesho polish. Nakago ubu with four mekugi ana, yasurime no longer recognisable. Niju habaki of shakudo with gold plating, half kikku and endless knot. Bengara lacquer saya, partially bumped. Fuchi gilt, probably from the Malay region. Copper handachi-kashira. Kikkugata shakudo tsuba, in sukashi, part-gilt. Tsuka applied with embossed sheet brass, black thread wrap with one shishi menuki, shirimono kozuka with sode and yumi design. Mounting from the Edo period. Length k/m 71 cm, total length 107 cm.
Condition Report: II - III