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Sword: HEL/ARM.284-1946

Object information

Maker(s)

SATSUMA NO KINTAKA (Maker)

Description

Sugata: [configuration]: broad hirazukuri, shallow curve, high shinogi, extended point
Kitae: [forging pattern]: tight ko-itame with fine ji-nie
Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunomeba with choji, yo, and tobiyaki, with deep nioiguchi of nie
Boshi [tip]: notare-komi ko-maru
Horimono [carving]: none
Nakago [tang]: ubu tanago-bara form, kiri/slight katte-sagari file marks, two holes, ha-agari kurijiri tip
Habaki [collar]: single copper
Nagasa [length of blade]: blade 37.5cm, tang 15.4cm, curvature 0.8cm
Koshirae [mounting]: wakizashi mounting, the scabbard deeply moulded black and reddish tinged lacquer, a long iron kojiri with plants in light gold inlay, the fuchi-kashira black lacquered copper nanako with dragons in high relief gilt copper, the kozuka of plain polished shibuichi with maple leaves in copper and gold high relief inlay, the tsuba of shakudo carved overall with a dragon weaving through waves, and the ‘jewel of the waves’ on the reverse. Overall length 60.3cm

Measurements and weight

Length: 60.3 cm

Dating

Edo period
17th Century
Production date: exact AD 1689

Components of the work

Scabbard composed of lacquer ( black and reddish-tinged) Fuchi-kashira composed of copper ( copper nanako) gilt copper ( high relief inlay) lacquer ( over copper) Kozuka composed of copper ( decoration) gold ( high relief inlay) shibuichi Tsuba composed of shakudo ( decoratively carved) Kojiri composed of gold ( light gold inlay) iron Blade Curvature 0.8 cm Length 37.5 cm
Tang Length 15.4 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SATSUMA NO KINTAKA
  • Location: Front of label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: in Japanese, GENROKU NINEN SATSUMA NO KAMI KANETAKA HONGOKU MINO and in English, (1689 SATSUMA NO KAMKI KANETAKA, HOME PROVINE MINO).
  • Location: Back of label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: SATSUMA NO KAMI KANETAKA
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEL/ARM.284-1946
Primary reference Number: 163246
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 January 2014 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sword" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/163246 Accessed: 2022-07-05 10:24:58

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