Tanto/Wakizashi Koshirae - Jabara Ito - New Year Theme - 20th century
Wakizashi koshirae decorated with New Years theme. Tsuka withjabara-ito maki. Fittings are made in a traditional way however they are most probably made in 20th century or late 19th century. Menuki are made of silver. Fuchikashira is made from shakudo or shibuichi with copper inlay and gilded elements. There is no mekugi ana so this tsuka was never fitted to a blade.
Tsuba made of shakudo.
Very good quality saya with stripes decorated with crushed shell and pure black ones. Each shitodome is made from three separate elements. Koiguchi is cracked.