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Part of mounting for wakizashi. Hilt: black-lacquered horn fittings; made of wood, skin (ray), braided textile. Menuki: shishi in gold and shakudo.
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- Harris 2005
This curved blade is 'hira zukuri' with a 'mitsumune' and has been slightly shortened. There are 'koshihi' and 'soehi' on both sides. The tang has two holes and the file marks are 'katte sagari'. The tang tip is 'kiri'. The grain is 'itame' with 'jinie'. The 'hamon' is 'notare' with 'gunome' in 'nie', breaking into 'tobiyaki' at the 'monouchi' on the 'ura'. The 'boshi' is 'komaru' with a long return on the 'omote', and 'midare komi' with 'hakikake' and a long return on the 'ura'. This smith worked around the Hoei era (1704-11) in Mino and Kai Provinces.
The scabbard is lacquered with stylized clouds on an 'ishime' ground. The fittings are of black-lacquered horn, with gold and 'shakudo menuki' in the form of 'shishi'.
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