Koto Wakizashi Ubu by Kaneharu Saku Mino province, Muromachi period. Blade shape of hirazukure, iroi mune, sakizori, bohi. Tempering of gunome notare midare, togare, deep ashi iri, yo, choji, nado. Boshi is jizo. Forging is itame hada, some looseness, fain
Shinto Wakizashi by Yamashiro Kuni Ju Fujiwara Tsunahiro circa 1670, with tang signed 'Yamashiro Kuni Ju Fujiwara'. It was quite common for the owners of Japanese swords to shorten them by having a swordsmith cut down the tang to suit the owner's fighting
A Japanese wakazashi (short sword) of middle to late Edo period with fuchi-kashira showing a kabuto, the tsuba with silver flowers in relief, the blade with visible temper line, black lacquered scabbard. Length 57.5 cm
A good Edo period Wakazashi tsuba. Tsuchime ji surface and raised mimi (edge), the relief scene of a senne under a pine tree. 'The first Snow of the Season' gold and silver zogan inlay detais. X 6.3 cm weight 79gms
A very unusual and decorative ornamental tsuba of very large size. Made in the Taisho period for ceremonial purpose, the four lobed shape has a relief design of a young boy with a hobby horse in silver, gold, bronze, shakudo and copper, the reverse with sh
A very good Wakazashi oval iron Edo period tsuba, decorated with gold and silver zogan inlay scene of an old man with geese under a pine tree. Mountain landscape on the reverse. 5.2 x 6 cm weight 100gms
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