Katana with original antique restored Koshirae

At the Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) after the edict (廃刀令, Haitōrei) that prohibits carrying swords (mistakenly considered as prohibiting the same Katana swords) influenced the new pieces now for the family and as a continuation of the tradition, in a short time they began to be part of the military sword mounts. Vegetable decorations appear more frequently (leaves, flowers, fruits ...) Some Koshirae are more sober (like this one) while others are more elaborated frequently in Maki-e (蒔絵, sprinkled picture) a Japanese traditional technique.

Katana blade:

Mei: Mumei

Hamon: Suguha

Cutting edge: Very sharp

Polished: Old but in good condition showing the Hamon

Blade condition: Very good with a few points that are hardly appreciated and unimportant. Please look these points in the detailed photos.

Estimated age: Meiji era


Blade measures:

Cutting edge: 65,7 cm.

-Nagasa (linear blade length without Nakago): 64,8 cm.

-Sori (blade curvature): 1,1 cm.

-Motohaba (initial section height of the blade or width at the Hamachi ): 3,2 cm.

-Sakihaba (section height in the initiation of Kissaki): 2,2 cm.



Original partial restored.

Saya: Honoki wood Urushi lacquered

Kurikata: Buffalo horn

Sageo: New brown silk

Seppas: Brass


Tsuka: Honoki wood

Same: Genuine ray skin

Tsukaito: New brown Japanese natural silk

Menukis: Shakudo and gold "Leaves and fruits"

Fuchi/Kashira: Shakudo and gold "Bamboo leaves"

Habaki: Double Habaki Brass and Cooper

Antique Type Maru-gata Tsuba: Forged iron Sakura (Cherry blossom) openwork and Brass border ring

Ref.: 2 Katana






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