A Shimada wakizashi with military mounts By Yoshisuke, Muromachi period (16th century)
Lot 1192
A Shimada wakizashi with military mounts By Yoshisuke, Muromachi period (16th century)
Sold for US$ 4,000 inc. premium
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Lot Details
A Shimada wakizashi with military mounts
By Yoshisuke, Muromachi period (16th century)
Sugata (configuration): hon-zukuri, iori-mune, koshi-zori, o-kissaki
Kitae (forging pattern): ko-itame
Hamon (tempering pattern): sugu-ba mixed with ko-midare and nijuba
Boshi (tip): ko-maru with a long return
Horimono (carving): bo-hi on both sides
Nakago (tang): ubu, kuri-jiri with one hole and katte-sagari file marks and signed Shimada ju Minamoto Yoshisuke
Habaki (collar): one-piece, silver-foil
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 23 5/8in (60cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/4in (3.3cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 7/8in (2.3cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)

With military mounts

With Hozon Tosogu (Sword fitting worthy of preserving) certificate issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1986.9.19.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the certificate information should read: With Hozon Token (Sword worthy of preserving) certificate no. 306841, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1986.19.9.
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