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Lot 139: A Wakizashi, circa 1640
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Blade shinogi zukuri, chu kissaki, torii zori. Sambonsugi gonome ashi iri hamon. Itame hada, mishina boshi, kaen with short kaeri. Small rust spots, kissaki damaged. Nakago suriage, two mekugi ana, kiri yasurime, inscribed "Iga No Kami Fujiwara", cut off (probably kinmichi, KIN 46, 40 P.). The reverse inscribed "Nihon Kaji Sosho". Shakudo covered copper habaki. Black lacquer saya with aogai flakes, iron fuchi kashira, Kaga brass zogan decorated with a design of honeycombs and a blossom. Nademarugata sukashi iron tsuba with aoi leaves, Kinai Echizen School. Tsuka fitted with same and mounted with a pair of part-gilt sode menuki, green-beige silk thread wrap. Iron kozuka with phoenix and kiri blossom, waribashi with blades of grass and blossoms. Mounting from the mid Edo period. Length k/m 44.4 cm, total length 76.5 cm.
Condition Report: II - III