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Lot 308
A Wakizashi
Signed Mutsu no Kami Fujiwara Nobusada, Shinto

Sold for £ 1,440 (US$ 1,787) inc. premium
A Wakizashi
Signed Mutsu no Kami Fujiwara Nobusada, Shinto
The blade with one mekugi-ana, midare hamon, the fully bound tsuka with iron fuchi-kashira chiselled and inlaid with soft-metals with prunus branches and a bird, large soft-metal menuki in the form of a fisherman on a boat and another amidst waves, and mokko-shaped shakudo-nanako tsuba decorated in soft-metals with samurai in a landscape, in its saya lacquered to imitate prunus bark, shibuichi kurikata decorated with prunus, the kojiri constructed from a pair of fukube finely chiselled prunus, saya kanemono in the form of a parasol and praying mantis in shakudo and gilt, and iron kodzuka decorated with a bird and prunus, soft-metal details
54.3 cm. blade
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