Favourite ads
Last viewed
Saved searches
Last searches
Ads that you mark as favourite will be shown here.
£ 2,950
Smith Signed Saito Kiyo Hide Japanese Civilian Katana Long Sword Copy Of Large 14th Century Fighting Sword Sm Other Blades
1/3
JC Militaria Ltd
Profile page
ad ref. GS11022D0
£ 2,950

Smith Signed Saito Kiyo Hide Japanese Civilian Katana Long Sword Copy Of Large 14th Century Fighting Sword Sm Other Blades

BladesOther BladesUsed£ 2,950

LATE EDO C1800**Japanese Civilian Katana Long Sword Copy Of Large 14th Century Fighting Sword Smith Signed ‘Saito Kiyo Hide’ 19th Century Mounts, Red & Black Mottled Lacquer Wood Scabbard Cord, Later Carry Bag Cover & Expert Assessment. Sn 18114 - 18114

This sword has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “A good quality well mounted civilian katana (long sword) with a 27 ½” cutting edge blade, large point kissaki. A copy of a 14th century big fighting sword. Grain looks like compact itame wood grain. Hamon is a bumpy chiji midare, nioi edged continuous right around. Signature my translation ‘SAITO KIYO HIDE’. Period of manufacture late Edo shin / Shinto Crirca 1800. I cannot find this signature using the family name and kanji in any of my books or on line. There is a very well known smith called AOKI KIYO HIDE possibly same man or related needs more research to pin point him. Possible Bizen shape. Mounts very good quality. Saya is mottled red & black lacquer with iron kojiri inlaid with silver vine leaves matching kuri kata cord loop. Tsuba is inlaid iron with cloud dragons in the tradition of Yoshiro zogan work Meiji period 19th century. The Fuchi kashira & saya mounts all en-suite matching set in iron. Quality silvered Doves menuki. Original and un-altered from when it left Japan”. In illustration of the blade and tang rubbing he translates the tang signature (illustrated) and describes the blade length as total length 36 ½”. Kissaki 47mm Width at Hamaci notches 32mm”. Also included is a later carry bag cover with detached draw cord. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18114
£2,950.00...Read full description
CategoryBlades
SubcategoryOther Blades
ConditionUsed
Price£ 2,950
Sale typeTrade
MakeSmith Signed Saito Kiyo Hide
Manufactured Yearc.1800
Your reference18114

More ads from this seller

3
£ 125
CategoryAccessories
SubcategoryAmmunition
ConditionUsed
Cheshire, North West
3
£ 425
SubcategoryAir rifles
MakeBSA
Mechanism -
Calibre -
Cheshire, North West
3
£ 275
CategoryBlades
SubcategoryKnives
Make -
Cheshire, North West
JC Militaria Ltd
Profile page