Wakizashi in dragon mounts; katana by Munechika; katana inscribed Tadayoshi
Lot 2102
A Hizen katana, a Mino wakizashi in mounts and a Yamato katana The first late Edo period (19th century), the second mid Edo period (17th century), the third by Sanjo Munechika, late Edo period (19th century)
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A Hizen katana, a Mino wakizashi in mounts and a Yamato katana
The first late Edo period (19th century), the second mid Edo period (17th century), the third by Sanjo Munechika, late Edo period (19th century)
The first, hon-zukuri, iori-mune, koshi-zori, chu-gissaki forged in mokume pattern with a gunome midare hamon in nie and a maru boshi with a short return, the ubu tang with katte-sagari file marks and one hole, inscribed Hizen kuni ju Tadayoshi, two-piece silver foil habaki, 27 1/4in (69.2cm) long, in shirasaya

The second hon-zukuri, iori-mune, torii-zori, chu-gissaki forged in itame pattern with a gunome tempered edge in nioi and nie and a ko- maru boshi, the tang suriage with katte-sagari file marks and one hole, gilt-metal habaki, 21in (53.3cm) long, the 19th-century koshirae comprising a black-lacquer saya decorated with dragons, the tsuka wrapped in black leather and fitted with a brass fuchi with a dragon carved in katakiri-bori and a horn kashira and gilt menuki decorated with Hanya Noh masks, iron sukashi tsuba carved with a man on horseback playing a long horn accompanied by two children, signed Shigetada

The third hon-zukuri, iori-mune, koshi-zori, chu-gissaki forged in an indistinct pattern with a gunome hamon and indistinct boshi, the tang ubu with sujikai file marks and one hole, signed Sanjo Kokaji Munechika saku26 7/16in (67.1cm) long, in a brown-lacquer saya
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