A Musashi katana with a body cutting test By Omura Kaboku, Edo period, 17th century
Lot 3221
A Musashi katana with a body cutting test By Omura Kaboku, Edo period, 17th century
Sold for US$ 9,150 inc. premium

Lot Details
A Musashi katana with a body cutting test
By Omura Kaboku, Edo period, 17th century
Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, chu-gissaki, torii-zori with a ko-itame hada, the tempered edge choji-midare in nioi, nie and with ashi and a ko-maru boshi, the tang possibly slightly shortened with katte sagari file marks, two holes and signed Shin jugomai kobuse Omura Kaboku i saku kore (Folded fifteen times by Omura Kaboku) and with gold-inlaid cutting test inscription tameshi giri, saidan futatsu dou mitsu dou tabitabi (cut through two and then three bodies) and signed Tomita Yaichizaemon Shigetsuna and kao, one-piece gilt-copper habaki

Koshirae comprising a red and black "pebbled" lacquer saya, the tsuka mounted with an iron fuchi with gold and silver uroko designs and a horn kashira and gold and shakudo shishi menuki, iron mokko tsuba inlaid with gold vines and scattered cherry blossoms, reishi-fungus apertures plugged with shakudo
29 3/4in (75.5cm)
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