Lot 196: Two bokuto (doctor's sword), 2nd half of Edo period
October 24, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: One bokuto of finely carved ebony in the form of an o tanto. Tsuka and saya with wood grain, decorated with vine leaves and snail. The removable kozuka with real blade and scrolling vine design. The second bokuto of smooth hardwood with rattan wrap. The rade inlays in the form of a beaded necklace, two inlays missing. Attached red silk tassel with wood ring. Length 39 amd 47.5 cm.
Condition Report: II -