- Museum number
Wakizashi (short sword blade) 1958,0730.159.a. Made of steel. Signed. Part of daisho (matching pair) with 1958,0730.192.
Saya (scabbard) 1958,0730.159.b. Made of wood. Lacquered cloudy vermilion; Kozuka and kogai: cranes in high-relief coloured metal inlay on inset shakudo panels.
Tsuka (hilt) 1958,0730.159.c. Made of wood, ray skin, baleen, metal. Fuchi-kashira: herons and grasses in high-relief coloured metal inlay on shakudo nanako. Chrysanthemums and praying mantises.
Tsuba (sword guard) 1958,0730.159.d. Made of bright-polished iron. Pierced and carved with flowers and leaves.
- Production date
Length: 48.90 centimetres (without tang)
Curvature: 1 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Harris 2005
This blade is 'shinogi zukuri' and has a medium 'kissaki'. The unmodified tang has one hole and the file marks are 'sujigai'. The very end of the tang tip has been cut off squarely, as 'kiri'. The grain is closely packed 'itame', tending towards 'nashiji', with 'jinie'. The 'hamon' is a shallow 'notare', interspersed with 'gunome', in 'nie'. The 'boshi' is a pointed 'komaru'. This is the work of the second of six generations who signed 'Masahiro'. (See no. 99 for the mounting.)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
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