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An Uda School Wakizashi in Mounts
An Uda School Wakizashi in Mounts

MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)

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An Uda School Wakizashi in Mounts
Muromachi period (16th century)
Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, toriizori, chu-kissaki
Kitae [forging pattern]: masame of ji-nie
Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome in suguha style
Horimono [carving]: kakinagashi grooves on both sides
Boshi [tip]:ko-midare
Nakago [tang]: kurijiri with two holes
Habaki [collar]: single, gilt-copper
Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 50.1cm.
Koshirae [set of mounts]: Diagonal ribbed black-lacquer saya with silver ishime-ji kojiri, kurikata, koikuchi and fuchi-kashira carved with foliate scroll in kebori, the fuchi signed Rakurakusai Ishiguro Kazutoshi and with kao, gilt-metal menuki cast as Chinese lions, silver mokko plate tsuba with katakiri chrysanthemums, Edo period (18th-19th) century
The blade with a Hozon Token (Sword Worthy of Preserving) certificate issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword) dated 1988.6.30

The koshirae with a Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu (Mounting Especially Worthy of Preserving) certificate issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword) dated 1988.6.27
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