Koshirae Edo Period
Year Made: Edo
Forging Pattern: N/A
Tempering Pattern: N/A
29 13/16", Tsuka: 10 1/8", Tsuba: 2
31/32", Fuchi: 1 17/32"
Mountings: The tsuba and
fuchikashira are iron with nice, dark patina. The moon menuki appears
to me silver and the leaf menuki appears to be brass.
Overall Condition: The saya
is in overall good condition with mostly minor abrasions. There is one
scratch that runs between two ribs that is down to the wood. This
could be easily filled with a little lacquer. The ito is still in good
condition but showing some ware at the top of some of the twist overlaps and
at the kashira end knot. The same beneath is in vary good condition.
The is a hole that goes through the tsuka just below the kashira. It
appears to have been deliberately drilled there. The kashira has a
little rust abrasion.