wakizashi / tsuba / kurikata / kogatana / blade / saya / daisho / tsuka
Wakizashi (short sword blade) 1958,0730.144.a. Part of daisho (matching pair with 1958,0730.188). Made of steel. Signed and inscribed. Stored in plain wooden storage sheath.
Saya (scabbard) 1958,0730.144.b. Red lacquered wood. Kurikata; peonies. Made of gold, copper, shakudo, shibuichi overlaid shakudo.
Kogatana (knife) 1958,0730.144.c. Part of mounting for wakizashi. Made of metal.
Tsuka (hilt) 1958,0730.144.d. Part of mounting for wakizashi. Shishi and peonies. Made of wood, ray skin, braid, metal.
Tsuba 9sword guard) 1958,0730.144.e. Part of mounting for wakizashi. Peonies. Made of shakudo overlaid with gold and shibuichi. Signed.
- 1661 (second month)
- Made in: Settsu
- (Asia,Japan,Settsu Province)
- Length: 45 centimetres (without tang)
- Curvature: 1 centimetres
Inscription Positiontang, obverse
Inscription TransliterationBitchu no kami Tachibana Yasuhiro
Inscription Positiontang, reverse
Inscription TransliterationKambun gannen ni gatsu jitsu
Inscription TranslationA day in the second month in the first year of the Kambun era 
This small 'wakizashi' blade is 'shinogi zukuri' with a shallow curve and a medium 'kissaki'. The unmodified tang has one hole and the file marks are 'sujigai'. The tang tip is 'iriyamagata'. The grain is 'itame', and there is faint 'utsuri'. A sloping 'yakidashi' rises to form a tight 'hamon' of 'choji' with many 'ashi' in 'nioi'. The 'boshi' is slightly pointed 'komaru'.
- OA+3758 (Kurikata that belongs on saya.)
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Object reference number: JCR7733
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