BIZEN SUKESADA WAKIZASHI
This is truely an outstanding sword with rare
and wonderful koshirai. The
blade has a 14 9/16" nagasa
with strong gunome hamon in 100% polish. It
is signed Bizen Osafune ju Sukesada Saku and
was made during the Shinto
period, c.1750. The koshirai is beautifully
crafted. The shakudo tsuba is in
the form of dragons and waves. The fuchi/kashira
are made of shibuichi with
gold, copper and silver details depicting a
sage with cranes and turtles. The
menuki are of children with daikon and fish
with gold onlay. A Goto school
kodzuka of flying crane inexcellent detail and
gold and silver accents.
The kodzuka blade is signed and in fine condition.
It's saya is extremely
beautiful. Small whorls of fine fiber
are embedded in the lacquer finish.