A Shin-shinto wakizashi with Goto school koshirae | Edo period, 18th century
The Property of a Gentleman
A Shin-shinto wakizashi with Goto school koshirae
Edo period, 18th century
Sugata [configuration]: Hirazukuri, slightly saki-zori
Kitae [forging pattern]: Tight ko-mokume jihada
Hamon [tempering pattern]: Ko-midare into the boshi, with a long kaeri, in ko-nie
Boshi [tip]: Ko-maru
Horimono [carvings]: Bonji, suken, kanji on the ura
Nakago [tang]: Two mekugi-ana, mumei, marujiri
Habaki [collar]: Gold
Koshirae [mount]: Black lacquer saya, the fuchi-kashira and are all shakudo with details in gilt, of blossoming peonies, the gilt and shakudo menuki of two chrysanthemum flowers, the kozuka gilt with shakudo, decorated with a chrysanthemum spray, the tsuka is black ito, the tsuba with a katydid among leaves and flowers
Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 37. cm., 14 ¾ in.
Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 2.5 cm., 1 in.
Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 2.9 cm., 1 ⅛ in.
The koshirae: 61 cm., 24 in.
The black lacquer koshirae with some old wear to the top edge and kozuka slide, with some areas of re-lacquering.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.