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Sword: 0.5-1973

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Sugata: [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, normal shinto shape, medium point
Kitae: [forging pattern]: itame with sporadic utsuri and bo-utsuri from around the mono-uchi upwards
Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha with some areas of variation, wuth midare-ba and kinsuji, but very tight on the omote
Boshi [tip]: ko-maru
Horimono [carving]: none
Nakago [tang]: ubu, kiri file marks, one hole, ha-agari kurijiri tip
Habaki [collar]: gilt copper
Nagasa [length of blade]: length of blade 68.0cm, length of tang 19.8 cm, curvature 1.7cm
The scabbards mottled black and brown lacquer with dragons moulded in high relief in red lacquer, the hilts bound with silk braid, the fuchi-kashira with gold high relief inlaid dragons on patinated copper alloy, signed HIRADO JU KUNISHIGE, the menuki of gilt dragons, the round tsuba of patinated copper ishimeji ground with dragons in high relief inlay of gold, both hitsuana plugeed with gold cover, SIGNED ICHI RYU TOMOYOSHI.


Edo period
17th Century
Late 17th Century
1670 - 1690


Signature style of SHIGEYUKI II called YAZAEMON

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Accession number: 0.5-1973
Primary reference Number: 163217
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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