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JAPANESE ARMS

PNC 210

SWORD (WAKIZASHI)

AJapanese sword (wakizashi). The bound hilt decorated with various mixed metal furniture including a pommel cap (juchi-kashira) comprised of a wreathing gilt metal dragon. The hilt extending to the simple sword guard (tsuba). The lacquer scabbard decorated with a plain binding design in dark brown. The signed dagger (scabbard knife) (kodzuka) decorated with a gilt metal image of a ritual sword entwined with a dragon.
The blade signed: Yasutsuna.
The slightly curved plain sword blade (tanto) engraved on the hilt (tang) with the words "Bizen kuni osafuni sukesada".
Japanese, 17th century Length: 24 ins (61 cms)

REF: PNC/210