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A carved red lacquer presentation koshirae [mount] | The blade Muromachi period, 15th century | The koshirae [mount] Edo - Meiji period, 19th century

The Property of an English Collector

A carved red lacquer presentation koshirae [mount] | The blade Muromachi period, 15th century | The koshirae [mount] Edo - Meiji period, 19th century

A carved red lacquer presentation koshirae [mount] | The blade Muromachi period, 15th century | The koshirae [mount] Edo - Meiji period, 19th century

The Property of an English Collector

A carved red lacquer presentation koshirae [mount] 

The blade Muromachi period, 15th century 

The koshirae [mount] Edo - Meiji period, 19th century 


Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri with koshi-zori

Kitae [forging pattern]: Details obscured by rubbing

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Broad suguha with some notare, details obscured by rubbing

Boshi [tip]: Details obscured by rubbing

Nakago [tang]: Iriyamagata, mumei, one mekugi-ana

Habaki [collar]: Gold, single clad

Koshirae [mount]: The red lacquer saya [scabbard] in the form of a dragon with the end of the tsuka [hilt] carved in low and high relief as a large dragon head, inset glass eyes all metal fittings covered in red

lacquer, iron sukashi tsuba [pierced sword guard] with kiri [paulownia], 104.2 cm., 41 in. long


Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 77 cm., 30⅜ in. 

Sori [curvature]: 2.3 cm., 1 in.

Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 1.8 cm., ¾ in. 

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 3 cm., 1¼ in. 

Overall the koshirae is in good condition with some small chips to the head of the dragon including its teeth, the head re-applied to the hilt, some residue in the scales of the dragon, the blade with some details obscured and a few small areas of opening of the grain.


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