Dragon Theme Wakizashi Tsuka - Signed Hidemoto with Kao - High Relief
Wakizashi tsuka decorated with dragon fittings.
Fuchikashira made of shakudo with gilded elemets. It is signed "Hidemoto" with Kao. It is possible to find few of his other works online. I made a lot of close ups of the set, however it looks best from some distance. Carving is a bit crude but relief is incredibly high. When we add to that a lot of gilded elements this set will look amazing fitted on a sword.
Menuki made of shakudo with gold inlay. It looks like they are an original set with the fuchikashira, which is a rare occurrence. Shakudo has the same slightly red colour and it also is made in very high relief.
High quality full wrap samegawa, with just few pieces missing.
High quality and tight tsukamaki.
Mekugi ana on ura is damaged, it has a hole under and above first hishi.
Length: 19 cm
Fuchi: 41 mm x 27 mm x 12 mm
Fuchi hole: 28 mm x 8 mm
Nakago hole: 13,5 cm
From top of the fuchi to center of mekugi ana: 21 mm