Katana sword.

Katana sword
Collection MAE RAS: № 13-9-A2/2-1a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i
Image ID: 3858427
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Museum inventory number:
№ 13-9-A2/2-1a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i
Title:
Katana sword
Dating:
18th - 19th century
Location:
Japan
Materials:
hammered steel, wood of magnolia, copper, lacquer vanish, brocade, guitarfish skin, silk cord, copper alloys
Technics:
blacksmithing, tempering, engraving on copper, gold plating, patinating, lacquering, weaving
Dimensions, cm:
Sword in the mounting: 90.0 x 8,7 x 10,0
Collector:
Overmeer Fisscher, van Iohann Friedrich, Foreign corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in St.Petersburg
Commentation:
The sword consists of the following items: brocade pouch, blade (toshin), scabbard (saya), habaki, 2 seppa, handle (tsuka) (made of magnolia wood, covered with shark skin and braided with blue silk cord) with 2 menuki figurines, fuchi and kashira. The blade is of shinogi-zukuri form, with 2 mekugi-ana, unsigned. Hamon pattern: suguha-midare with a protruding o-notare “wave” in the mono-no uchi part. A thin steel tsuba is signed 城州住埋忠 Joshu-ju Umetada (Umetada from Yamashiro province); has no ryohitsu; with kikko 亀甲decorative pattern (ornament of stylized tortoise-shell hexahedron silhouettes) in the sukashi-bori perforation technique, negative silhouette. Fuchi and kashira are of copper and covered with dark patina; fuchi is decorated with the carved Tengu head (horimono engraving). Two gilded brass (shinchu) menuki figurines are in the form of “Chinese lions” (kara-shishi). Saya (scabbard) is made of magnolia and covered with black kuro-urushi lacquer in the hana-nuri technique.