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Sword: TEMP-AA-JAPANESEWEAPONS11

Object information

Maker(s)

ECHIZEN JU KINAI SAKU (Maker)

Description

Sugata: [configuration]: honzukuri, shallow curve, medium point
Kitae: [forging pattern]: Not visible
Hamon [tempering pattern]: narrow suguha
Boshi [tip]: ko-maru
Horimono [carving]: none
Nakago [tang]: o-suriage, katte sagari file marks, one hole, kiri tip
Habaki [collar]: signle lightly gilt copper
Nagasa [length of blade]: blade 45.5cm, tang 12.3cm, curvature 0.5cm
Koshirae [mounting]: wakizashi mounting, the scabbard lacquered dark brown/black with lengthwise striations and fine particles of shell nashiji, the fuchi-kashira of shakudo nanako with dragons in high relief gold inlay, the circular iron tsuba with water plant leaves, signed ECHIZEN JU KINAI SAKU.

Note

The blade is rubbed overall so that the details are not visible and it is not possible to tell date nor province of manufacture.

Components of the work

Collar composed of gold ( lightly gilt) copper Mount composed of copper ( shakudo copper (dark)) iron Scabbard composed of shell lacquer Tang Length 12.3 cm
Blade Length 45.5 cm
Curvature Width 0.5 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ECHIZEN JU KINAI SAKU
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: TEMP-AA-JAPANESEWEAPONS11
Primary reference Number: 163239
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sword" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/163239 Accessed: 2022-07-02 23:39:25

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{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/163239 |title=Sword |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-07-02 23:39:25|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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