Japanese Wakizashi

 

"17"cutting edge.  Tang ubu one hole signed "ETCHU (no) JU SHIGEKIYO".  Active 1624 AD from Etchu province.  Late Norishige school.  Temper chu notare midare.  Reference old Hawley's, SH 85.  Kozoka & koigai  of shakudo  with gold roof huts, signed "MASATOSHI".   Reference  Kinko Meikan, page  449.  All soft metal fittings shakudo of a good dark blue finish.  Tsuba, shakudo nanako with a gold dragon at its edge.  Fuchi kashira in the Mino Goto style of shakudo nanako with gold autumn flowers.  Condition:  Blade in reasonable good old polish,  some chips and cracks to the lacquer.

Price:  SOLD