Lot 359: NOBUHIDE: TANTO IN KOSHIRAE
November 19, 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Late Shinto. Japan, approximately 18th century
The blade has Hirazukuri with Iorimune, the Hamon with finely waved Gunome with Nie. The Nakago with one Ana, the end Katasogi, the Yasurime Osujikai. The Mei is TOSHU ju NOBU-HIDE saku 土 州 住 信 秀 作. Toshu is the province Tosa and Nobuhide probably the student of Toshihide in the second half of the 18th century.
The Koshirae with lacquer Saya with the structure like a Yasurime with fine mother-of-pearl. The most important mounting pieces all out of iron, with the exception of the Menuki, which show a composition of armor parts, under leather Tsuka-ito. The Tsuba replaces the Fuchi. Kozuka Missing.
NAGASA 21,7 CM, TOTAL LENGTH IN SAYA 38,5 CM
From a Hungarian collection