View full screen - View 1 of Lot 31. A Wakizashi | Signed Hishu ju Seuhide saku | Dated Bunmei sannen hachigatsu hi (A day in August 1471).
31

A Wakizashi | Signed Hishu ju Seuhide saku | Dated Bunmei sannen hachigatsu hi (A day in August 1471)

Property from a Private Collector

A Wakizashi | Signed Hishu ju Seuhide saku | Dated Bunmei sannen hachigatsu hi (A day in August 1471)

A Wakizashi | Signed Hishu ju Seuhide saku | Dated Bunmei sannen hachigatsu hi (A day in August 1471)

Property from a Private Collector

A Wakizashi

Signed Hishu ju Seuhide saku

Dated Bunmei sannen hachigatsu hi (A day in August 1471)


Sugata [configuration]: Hon-zukuri, iori-munebohi to both sides, ko-kissaki

Kitae [forging pattern]: 

Omokume-hada

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Very narrow suguha in ko-nie

Boshi [tip]: Ko-maru 

Nakago [tang]: Ubu, one mekugi-ana, ha-agiri jiri, yoko yasurime, the omote signed Hishu ju Suehide saku (made by Suehide from Hizen Province), the ura 

Dated Bunmei sannen hachigatsu hi (A day in August 1471)

Nagasa [kissaki to machi]: 53.5 cm., 21 in. 

Habaki [collar]: Gold

In shirasaya [plain wood scabbard] with sayagaki inscription by Yoshikawa Kyoen

Sori [curvature]: 0.6 cm., ¼ in. 

Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 1.9 cm., ¾ in. 

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 2.8 cm., 1¼ in. 

The wakizashi in good condition.


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.

Nihon Token Hozon Kai no. 614  Token to rekishi, (Tokyo, 1996).