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Early Koto Mumei Wakizashi - O-kissaki shinogi-zukuri
Blade in older polish
In Koshirae with iron Higo style fuchi & kashira with gilt inlay
Old shakudo menuki and a rare Higo wrap of lacquered paper ito carved in tsunami maki
Saya red matt with tooled brass kojiri and slot for kogai
Habaki yamagane
Blade length: 37.3cm
Sori: 0.7cm
Moto-haba, thickness at the Hamamachi: 2.6cm
Kasane, thickness at the Hamachi: 0.5cm
Era: Early koto

£1950 for collection in London or SE UK or I will ship to UK/EU/ US

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Nice little waki Johnathan, Not sure ive heard of laquered paper ito but its very interesting. I would have thought it was leather if I didnt read your post. All the best.

 

Greg

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Think this is a great deal.

 

GF im having a tsuka wrapped with such, not paper per se, more of a fiber, its folded over,

 with a inter core, hope i have right photos. lacquered when done, and told it will out last leather.

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Thanks for sharing that Stephen I find it interesting. Would love to see pics when finished. Cheers.

 

Greg

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Hi,

you've an interesting old sword, but are you sure that is an ō-kissaki? For me remember a shōbu zukuri tsukurikomi.  :)

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Think this is a great deal.

 

GF im having a tsuka wrapped with such, not paper per se, more of a fiber, its folded over,

 with a inter core, hope i have right photos. lacquered when done, and told it will out last leather.

 

that looks like some of Hans koga's tools 

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