A Yamato Shizu wakizashi with shonai fittings
Blade 15th century, fittings 18th century
The blade of katakiriha form with gunome-ba trailing to sanbon-tsugi-ba of nie and nioi, mokume-hada, the ubu kiri-jiri nakago with kate-sagari yasuri and two mekugi-ana, unsigned; koshirae: the saya of marbled lacquer in shades of pale brown, applied with five flying bats over breaking waves in black lacquer relief; the tsuba, o-kozuka and fuchi-gashira of copper with peonies and trailing foliage in shakudo honzogan; the kurikata of copper, engraved with waves; the Mino-Goto shakudo menuki of fruit and foliage; with fabric bag.
The blade 36.5cm (14⅜in) long. (4).