art-of-swords:

Wakizashi Momoyama Sword

  • Dated: 16th Century
  • Culture: Japanese
  • Medium: steel, iron, gold, lacquer
  • Measurements: overall length: 91 cm. Blade lenght: 53 cm
  • Attributed to Bishu Osafune Sukesada, Momoyama Period

The blade is a shinogi-zukuri (the most general style for tachi/katana and wakizashi) and it has gunome of nie and nioi with ashi and also has a slight itame (wood grained) hada. The suriage nakago (tang of a shorter blade) comes with one mekugi-ana signed Bishu Osafune Suke (sada), black lacquer saya with aogai karakusa.

The iron tsuba has a kemari and willow signed Shoami Kanenori while the fuchi-kashira (set of hilt collar and butt cap) is a shakudo (a billon of gold and copper - typically 4-10% gold, 96-90% copper - which can be treated to form an indigo/black patina resembling lacquer) with gilt of chrysanthemum and butterflies.

Source: Copyright © 2013 Caravana Collection

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phoenix-warrior:

off-with-the-faeries:

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*~A World of Pure Imagination~*

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poochin:

Daily Picdump #1093

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yuramaro:

20120415 Tokoname 3 by BONGURI on Flickr.

yuramaro:

20120415 Tokoname 3 by BONGURI on Flickr.

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japaneseaesthetics:


A Fine Shibayama Tanto Koshirae (knife) Meiji Period. late 19th century, Japan.  Christies.

japaneseaesthetics:

A Fine Shibayama Tanto Koshirae (knife) Meiji Period. late 19th century, Japan.  Christies.

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hasisipark:

An award winning feature film by Park Jung Hoon, <December> is coming out soon!
Poster and some other shots by Hasisi Park 
and it has been invited to Goteborg International Film Festival. Congrats! 

hasisipark:

An award winning feature film by Park Jung Hoon, <December> is coming out soon!

Poster and some other shots by Hasisi Park 

and it has been invited to Goteborg International Film Festival. Congrats! 


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