A katana in mounts By Ushu Tsunanobu, dated 1841
Lot 1186
A katana in mounts
By Ushu Tsunanobu, dated 1841
Sold for US$ 5,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
A katana in mounts By Ushu Tsunanobu, dated 1841
A katana in mounts
By Ushu Tsunanobu, dated 1841
Honzukuri, iorimune, chugissaki and toriizori configuration, forged in koitamehada and with a flamboyant toramba tempered edge with visible nie and ashi, the boshi komaru with a long return, the omote carved with shin no kurikara and the ura with koshihi ni soehi and bonji, ubu tang with osujikai file marks and one hole, signed Ushu Nagasawa ju Akamon Tsunanobu and dated tempo juichinen juichigatsu kichijitsu (1841.11), 27 1/2in (69.9cm) long, one-piece, copper habaki

In a black lacquer saya, the tsuka wrapped in same and lacquered silver and banded with silver borders carved with scrolling vines and shakudo fuchi-gashira with dragons and sea creatures in iroetakazogan and 'tweezer' menuki with the Shimazu family crest, iron Kaga-style tsuba pierced with radiating sun and inlaid with brass vines
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