A Bizen katana in mounts and a Mino katana The first by Sukesada, dated 1569
Lot 1159
A Bizen katana in mounts and a Mino katana
The first by Sukesada, dated 1569
Sold for US$ 5,625 inc. premium

Lot Details
A Bizen katana in mounts and a Mino katana The first by Sukesada, dated 1569
A Bizen katana in mounts and a Mino katana
The first by Sukesada, dated 1569
Honzukuri, iorimune, chugissaki, toriizori configuration forged in itamehada with a notare tempered edge with sunagashi and some otsuri, the boshi akikake, machiokuri ubu tang with two holes and kiri file marks, signed Bisshu Osafune Sukesada and dated Genroku juninen hachigatsu (no) hi, 26 5/8in (67.6cm) long, one-piece, silver foil habaki; in a 19th-century koshirae comprising a black lacquer ishime saya with a shinchu kojiri and a shakudo nanako and gold kurikata with a dragon roundel in relief, the tsuka with iron tsuchime fuchi-gashira with ferns and berries in iroe takazogan, copper and gold menuki of centipedes on Buddhist ken, an iron Kyo-sukashi tsuba pierced with paulownia and matsukawa bishi crests

The second, honzukuri, iorimune, chugissaki, toriizori forged in itamehada with a choji gunome with ashi, yo and sunagashi and a hakikake boshi, the suriage tang with kiri file marks, two holes and inscribed Kaneshige, one-piece gold-foil habaki; 27in (68.6cm) long; in shirasaya
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