Short Sword (Wakizashi) in Edo Period Mounts
This is an antique short sword (wakizashi) in full Edo Period mounts (koshirae). The sword blade while unsigned has been attributed to be done in the style of Jakushi Fuyuhiro a swordsmith who worked in Mino Tradition in Wakasa Province circa the Tenshō Era (1573-1592 CE). The current mounts were made later in a style popular during the late Edo Period circa early to mid-19th Century.
The short sword comes in in full mounts (koshirae) with a nice one-piece foil silver with copper base blade collar (habaki). The cutting-edge length (nagasa) of this short sword is 52.5 cm (21.0 inches). The overall length is 71.2 cm (28.5 inches). The overall condition of the sword is very good for its age as an antique. It has a few minor scratches to the blade, cracks to the black lacquer surface of the scabbard, and normal wear to the silk wrap of the handle.
The sword is unsigned by the swordsmith who made but was apprised in Japan to be authentic and worthy of historical preservation by the well-known and respected NTHK (Nihon Tōken Hozon Kai) an organization now lead by Yoshikawa Eiichi who is curator of swords for the Japanese Imperial Household Agency, the Shosoin Imperial Repository and Seikado Museum.
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