Koshirae with Shakudo Nanako Fuchikashira and Demon Menuki
Koshirae with shakudo nanako fuchikashira, demon menuki and iron tsuba with yamagane fukurin.
Fuchikashira made of shakudo with nanako ground. Part of the fuchi is covered with polished gold foil. Ox are made from the base metal and inlaid with gold, silver and possibly shibuichi. One ox on fuchi and one on kashira covered with gold foil.
Menuki are shaped as demon face. It is hard to be sure which demon is it but in my opinion they look a lot like Hannya, demon representing a jealous women in Noh theater. Made of shakudo and shibuichi, decorated with gold iroe and possibly black urushi.
On tsuka good quality full wrap samegawa, some parts are missing.
Good quality tsukamaki, in some places it is a bit loose.
Iron tsuba with fukurin made of yamagane.
Part of saya is ribbed, part painted with beautiful lacquer work. Koiguchi made of horn are cracked. There are few damages to lacquer work, including major part missing at the end. Please see the pictures.
Seppa with gold foil.
Length: 58 cm
Saya: 43 cm
Koiguchi: 40 mm x 22 mm
Koiguchi hole: 29 mm x 11 mm
Blade hole in saya: 41 cm
Sori: 13 mm
Tsuba: 66 mm x 62 mm x 5 mm
Tsuka: 15,5 cm
Fuchi: 37 mm x 21 mm
Fuchi hole: 27 mm x 7 mm
Nakago hole: 9,5 cm
From top of the fuchi to center of mekugi hole: 17 mm