Koshirae for a Katana
- Tsuba: iron, gold and silver nunome
- Fuchi kashira: iron, gold
- Saya: Kawari nuri in swirl design
- Tsuka: Black lacquered same
Era/jidai: late Edo
- Saya: 76.8cm
- Tsuka: 25.0cm
- Total: 102.2cm
Price: 3750 Euro
The tsuba of this koshirae depicts a dragon in a cloud comes with a NBTHK hozon paper which attributes the tsuba to Wakashiba.
The design of the tsuba matches the fuchi kashira which also show dragons in clouds and continue the workman ship of the tsuba.
This type of finish is called kawari-nuri and the condition is absolutely pristine with no dents or cracks. A truly magnificent and rare piece of craftsmanship in this condition.