View full screen - View 1 of Lot 84. A wakizashi | Signed Banshu Tegarayama no fumoto Fujiwara Ujishige seitan saku (carefully forged by Fujiwara Ujishige at the foot of Mount Tegaraya in Harima Province) | The ura signed Otoko Masatoshi kore o horu (carved by Otoko Masatoshi) | Edo period, 18th century.
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A wakizashi | Signed Banshu Tegarayama no fumoto Fujiwara Ujishige seitan saku (carefully forged by Fujiwara Ujishige at the foot of Mount Tegaraya in Harima Province) | The ura signed Otoko Masatoshi kore o horu (carved by Otoko Masatoshi) | Edo period, 18th century

Property from an Important Private Collection

A wakizashi | Signed Banshu Tegarayama no fumoto Fujiwara Ujishige seitan saku (carefully forged by Fujiwara Ujishige at the foot of Mount Tegaraya in Harima Province) | The ura signed Otoko Masatoshi kore o horu (carved by Otoko Masatoshi) | Edo period, 18th century

A wakizashi | Signed Banshu Tegarayama no fumoto Fujiwara Ujishige seitan saku (carefully forged by Fujiwara Ujishige at the foot of Mount Tegaraya in Harima Province) | The ura signed Otoko Masatoshi kore o horu (carved by Otoko Masatoshi) | Edo period, 18th century

Property from an Important Private Collection

A wakizashi

Signed Banshu Tegarayama no fumoto Fujiwara Ujishige seitan saku (carefully forged by Fujiwara Ujishige at the foot of Mount Tegaraya in Harima Province)

The ura signed Otoko Masatoshi kore o horu (carved by Otoko Masatoshi)

Edo period, 18th century 


Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, deep tori-zorio-kissakiKitae [forging pattern]: Ko-itame hada, with jinie

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Suguha in niedeki, deep nioikuchi

Boshi [tip]: Rounded maru-boshi with deep nioikuchi

Horimono [carvings]: The omote finely carved, chased and engraved with an ascending three-clawed dragon, the ura with futasuji-hi [double grooves] above stylised rendai [lotus blossom throne]

Nakago [tang]: One mekugi-ana, the omote signed Banshu Tegarayama fumoto Fujiwara Ujishige seitan saku (carefully forged by Fujiwara Ujishige at the foot of Mount Tegaraya in Banshu [Harima] Province), the ura signed Otoko Masatoshi kore o horu (carved by Otoko Masatoshi).

There is a katana with an almost identical inscription (lacking fumoto) in the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Habaki [collar]: Gold, single clad

In shirasaya [plain wood scabbard]


Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]:  56 cm., 22 in. 

Sori [curvature]: 1.1 cm., ½ in. 

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

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 2.5 cm., 1 in. 


Accompanied by a certificate of registration as Hozon Token [Sword Worthy of Preservation], no. 3013824 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword], dated Heisei 28 (2016). 

The sword in good polish, the shirasaya with a few minor surface marks.


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