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77 A KATANA IN KOSHIRAE BY YOSHIKADO Japan, probably late 17th to 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The blade: Shinogi-zukuri with iori mune, the hamon is a finely pronounced choji midare with nie, the hada is masame. The tang is ubu with two mekugi-ana, the yasurime is barely visible, the tang tip is kurijiri. The mei reads Echizen (no) Kami Fujiwara YOSHIKADO. Probably one of the master swordsmiths from Hitachi. The mounting: Iron tsuba of mokkogata shape with a raised edge, no hitsu and signed KUNIMITSU saku, among others. The bronze fuchi with densely rowed nanakoji, the kashira is blackened and smooth. The menuki show compositions with shells – awabi, hamaguri, etc. The saya is lacquered with silky black ishimeji, the fittings on the ends with gilt metal. With sageo and a brocade cover richly decorated with different blossoms. NAGASA 69.2 cm, total LENGTH in koshirae 99.5 cm Provenance: Czech private collection. Condition: The blade in very good condition with only minor scratches on the surface. The lacquer of the saya shows signs of wear. Estimate EUR 4.000,Starting price EUR 2.000,-

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