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    19th Century Signed Japanese Emperor’s Court Katana Sword Swords

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    ~ 19th Century Signed Japanese Emperor’s Court Katana Sword ~


    The sword is a 19th century ceremonial katana used at the Imperial Court.

    The markings on the tang are clearly visible. Translations are very welcome.

    There are a number of distinctive elements which differentiate this sword from the ones used by the armed forces of Japan.

    The tsuka (grip) is made of bamboo covered with gold decorated silk and brown woven.

    There are no menuki (ornaments), specific to all military and civilian used swords.

    The square shaped brass tsuba (guard) is made of three components decorated with floral inlays.

    It is fitted with four seppa (spacers) of which two are made of brass and two of steel.

    The fushi (sleeve) and the habaki (blade locket/ferrule) are made of black painted copper and decorated with the same floral pattern as all the other fittings of the sword.

    All the brass or copper fittings of the scabbard preserve the same pattern.

    The scabbard’s top side it is covered with the same gold decorated silk covered with brown woven silk as the grip is. On top of the silk can be seen the orbitori and kanagu fittings and the complex kurikata (knob), made of multiple components.

    The kurikata is made of the blue and white pattern woven silk cord and two soft green leather suspension rings decorated with brass chrysanthemum shaped fittings.

    The body of the scabbard is red and is decorated with gold flowers. On the lower part the kashiwaba and kogiri copper fittings can be seen.

    ~ The Blade ~

    The blade is made in the ‘shinogi-kukuri’ pattern.

    Its mune (blade back) is shaped in the 'Ihori' style and its kissaki (point) is ‘o’ (long).

    The hamon is shaped in the ‘Notare’ (wave/swell) pattern.

    The tang nakako (shape) is futsu with a kiri (tang’s tip).

    ~ Dimensions ~

    The length of the blade is 28.5 inches (72.5 cm).

    The overall length of the sword is 38.5 inches (98 cm).

    The overall length of the sword and scabbard is 40 inches (101.5 cm).

    It weighs 1.65 Kg.

    ~ Condition ~

    The blade is in very condition with minor dark spots. Activities can be seen on the blade.

    The fittings are in good order with minimum loss of paint.

    The peg is missing.

    A beautiful well balanced piece.

    The scabbard is excellent with minimum wear.

    ~ Postage ~

    UK postage is £36 or the sword can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
    £ 5,700
    Category:Blades
    Subcategory:Swords
    Condition:Used - Good condition
    Price:£ 5,700
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:19th Century Signed Japanese Emperor’s Court Katana Sword
    Your reference:MLDH00XW1MY
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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