Katana Koshirae with Yamagane and Shakudo Kiri Mon Fittings
Katana koshirae decorated with kiri mon fittings.
Tsuka with shakudo nanako kirimon fuchikashira, made in early Edo period. Gilded menuki decorated with dragon. Good quality full wrap samegawa, some parts fell off and where reattached. Tsukamaki is a bit loose.
Yamagane tsuba decorated with kirimon. Made in muromachi period (16th century).
In my opinion this tsuba was published in "Tsuba Shusei" by Nakamura Tessei. On the bottom of the page there are pictures from the book. Because of picture quality it is impossible to be sure, however based on similarities between those two I think this is the same tsuba. Because this tsuba is great piece in itself I actually keep it separately in kiri box.
High quality Edo period black saya.
Seppa decorated with gilded copper foil.
Length: 96 cm
Saya: 72 cm
Koiguchi: 39 mm x 23 mm
Inside koiguchi: 33 mm x 13 mm
Blade hole: 69 cm
Sori: 27 mm
Tsuka: 24 cm
Fuchi: 38 mm x 21 mm
Fuchi hole: 28 mm x 8 mm
Nakago hole: 16 cm
From top of the fuchi to center of mekugi ana: 15 mm