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Sword: O.7-1973

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Maker: BISHU OSAFUNE JU NIN YOKOYAMA KOZUKE DAIJO FUJIWARA SUKESADA

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Description

Sugata: [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, even curve, medium point
Kitae: [forging pattern]: ko-itame with ji-nie
Hamon [tempering pattern]: a short yakidshi with gunome midare with ashi, yo, some small tobiyaki
Boshi [tip]: midare-komi and ko-maru
Horimono [carving]: none
Nakago [tang]: ubu, one hole, kiri file marks, slightly curved, ha-agari kurijiri tip
Habaki [collar]: single copper
Nagasa [length of blade]: blade 46.5cm, tang 12.4cm, curvature 1.3cm
Koshirae [mounting]: black lacquered scabbard with equidistant bands and a horn kojiri, the fuchi-kashira of shakudo migakiji with pines and flying cranes in high relief shakudo and gold inlay, the menuki of scrolls in shibuichi with gold inlay, the tsuba oval blue-tinged black shakudo engraved with scrolling, height 6.0cm, width 5.0cm
A kozuka of yamagane set onto copper with Hotei watching fighting cockerels in uchidashi with details in gold inlay.
Overall length 70.2cm

Legal notes

Bequeathed by S. R. Turner

Measurements and weight

Curved Edge: 1.3 cm
Length: 70.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Osafune ⪼ Bizen ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-10-08) by Turner, S. R.

Dating

Edo period
17th Century
1600 CE - 1699 CE

Note

A Bizen Wakizashi. The smith is an early and significant member of the Yokoyama school at Osafune during the Edo period.

Components of the work

Scabbard composed of lacquer
Habaki composed of copper
Inlay composed of gold
Tang Length 12.4 cm
Blade Length 46.5 cm
Koshirae
Shakudo
Tsuba

Materials used in production

Shakudo

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: BISHU OSAFUNE JU NIN YOKOYAMA KOZUKE DAIJO FUJIWARA SUKESADA
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.7-1973
Primary reference Number: 163254
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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