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Japanese Edo Period Signed Katana, 1684-1688
This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $1295.00

Japanese Edo Period Signed Katana, 1684-1688
This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $1295.00

Original era manufacture. A recent purchase from a local collector who identifies the sword as by settsu no kami minamoto tadayuki, 2nd generation made between 1684-1688. Original polish blade measuring 24 inches in length, sharp cutting edge and good tip. The surface shows a mix of old age staining with a decent temper line. There are one or two very small bumps or nicks in the cutting edge. The hibaki is silver covered with a rain pattern design. Nice gold decorated iron ferrule and guard, with gilt dragon fly menuki. The handle has been expertly re-wrapped in black wool cloth and is bound tight. Original black lacquer covered wooden scabbard showing typical chipping and wear along its edges. Nice sword overall.


Photos of Japanese Edo Period Signed Katana, 1684-1688