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Sword blade (wakizashi). Engravings of bamboo and plum blossoms on obverse; Fudo's sword and dragon on reverse. Made of steel. Signed. Stored in wooden storage sheath, inside blue and cream striped fabric bag. With mounting (registered separately).
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Length: 48.60 centimetres (without tang)
Curvature: 1.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Harris 2005
This 'wakizashi' blade is 'shinogi zukuri' and has a medium 'kissaki'. There are deep engravings of bamboo and plum blossoms on the 'omote', and of a 'kurikara' on the 'ura'. The tang has one hole and the file marks are 'katte sagari'. The tang tip is 'kengyo'. The grain is 'itame' mixed with 'komokume'. The 'hamon' is 'suguha' in 'nie' with 'ashi', and deeply returning 'komaru boshi'.
There were two generations of smiths named 'Tsuguhiro', who worked from the 1660s through the 1690s. The family were originally from Mino Province. Both were recipients of the title 'Omi no kami', and sometimes signed 'Omi no kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro'. The first generation worked in Echizen and Edo, and the second in Echizen.
- Not on display
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