Wakizashi Koshirae with Silver Fittings - Signed "Kikuchi Masanaga" - Waves and Dragon
Wakizashi koshirae made in Meiji Period.
Silver plated tsuba signed "Kikuchi Masanaga" with Kao. He was active around late Edo and Meiji Period. This particular work was made in Meiji Period. Tsuba made of copper and plated with silver with silver fukurin. Dragon inlaid with shakudo with gold iroe eyes and teeth.
Fuchikashira and kojiri made of solid silver with carved waves.
Dragon shakudo menuki with gold iroe.
Solid silver seppa, those were commissioned by me. This set had seppa decorated with gold foil that did not match rest of the koshirae at all. So it was replaced with solid silver ones visible on photos.
Superb quality Owari style saya decorated with crushed shell. In perfect condition!
Good quality full wrap samegawa.
Modern made tsuka maki in perfect condition.
Length: 67 cm
Saya: 51 cm
Saya sori: 15 mm
Koiguchi: 39 mm x 22 mm
Inside of koiguchi: 29 mm x 12 mm
Depth of saya: 48 cm
Tsunagi sori: 11 mm
Tsuka: 15,5 cm
Fuchi: 39 mm x 21 mm x 10 mm
Fuchi hole: 27 mm x 8 mm
Nakago hole: 11 cm
From top of the fuchi to center of mekugi ana: 23 mm