KOTO NOBUKUNI WAKIZASHI
The blade has a 15 1/16"
Nagasa and is a beautiful elegant koto period work
from about 1500 A.D.
Its hamon is ito suguba with lots of subtle activity.
The polish is in 95% plus condition. The sword’s
tang is O Suriagi . The tang
is signed by swordsmith Yoshihide ca. 1800 stating
that prior to shortening
this blade was signed Nobukumi. This is
a very interesting and valuable
record of the sword’s history. The koshirai
of this sword is excellent both
in quality and condition. It’s tsuba is
of russet iron delicately carved with a
pine cone and needle design. The fuchi/kashira
are also of iron with highly
crafted black shakudo with Japanese beetle and
spider motif. Delicate details
are added in gold and silver. The menuki
are gold gilt in the form of snails.
This sword’s kodzuka is also of shakudo and
gold depicting a detailed lobster.
Price: $4,500.00 US