A Mino daisho in mounts
The wakizashi attributed to Kaneharu, Muromachi (16th century)
Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, o-gissaki, torii-zori, forged in itame hada, the tempered edge gunome-midare and with a midare-komi boshi; the tang suriage with one hole and kiri file marks; one-piece gold-foil habakai; 25 9/16in (64.9cm) long
Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, chu-gissaki, torii-zori, forged in a flowing ko-itame and masame-hada, the tempered edge gunome-midare in notare with sunagashi, tobi-yaki and an ichi-mai boshi; the tang ubu with one hole and taka no ha file marks, one-piece gold-foil habaki; 19 5/8in (49.5cm) long
The daisho mounts comprising black-lacquer saya carved on the surface in a raked effect and mounted with shibuichi kojiri finished in a crepe surface, the sho fitted with a shakudo nanako-ji kozuka and kogai decorated with bows and quivers in gold and shakudo taka-zogan; the tsuka wrapped in black thread and fitted with gold and shakudo menuki of quivers or bows and quivers, and with shakudo nanako-ji fuchi-gashira decorated with saddles and armor in gold and shakudo taka-zogan; the shakudo migaki-ji mokko sukashi tsuba carved with "lightning" patterns and decorated on the rim with scrolling vines in gold nunome
With kantei certificate no. 13915 issued by the Nihon Token Hozon Kai (Japan Sword Preservation Society), dated 1997.10.5 for the wakizashi.
With kantei certificate no. 4540 issued by the Nihon Token Hozon Kai (Japan Sword Preservation Society), dated 1997.10.5 for the daisho mounts.