- Museum number
Wakizashi-sheath; hilt; fuchi-kashira; menuki. Part of mounting for wakizashi. Sheath: cranes; made of black lacquered wood; also nanako metal. Menuki: in form of frongs. Fuchi-kashira: made of plain patinated shakudo.
- Curator's comments
- Harris 2005
This small 'wakizashi' blade is 'shinogi zukuri' and has a medium 'kissaki'. The tang has one hole and the file marks are 'kiri'. The tang tip is 'kurijiri'. The grain is closely packed 'koitame'. The 'hamon' is standard 'suguha' in 'konie'. The 'boshi' is 'komaru' on the 'omote', and 'omaru' with a return on the 'ura'. Although the work of this smith is often classified as 'shinshinto', it is in traditional Hizen style.
The 'wakizashi' mounting (not illustrated) has a black-lacquered scabbard. The 'menuki' are in the form of frogs, and the 'fuchi' and 'kashira' are plain patinated 'shakudo'. The 'tsuba' is of 'shakudo' with peonies and butterflies in gold level inlay in the 'Kaga zogan' style. The 'kozuka' and 'kogai' are of 'shakudo' with flying cranes in high relief on a 'nanako' ground.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Registration number