kabuto samurai

Samurai armor signed Myochin MuneakiOkegawa-do tosei gusokuLate Edo period (1615-1867), 19th centuryThis Japanese armor features a good heavy sujibachi-kabuto made our of 24 riveted plates, adorned with an excellent gilt-wood dragon maedate and fitted with a hon-kozane shikoro (neck protection). The signature inside the helmet reads “Myochin ki Muneaki” and belongs to an armorer from the Myochin school who worked in Himeji (Harima) during the latter part of the Edo period. The kamon (family crest) of the Sakai family, for whose he worked, is printed on the two leather covers of...

SaihaiCommander baton Mid Edo Period (1615-1867)Wood with golden-copper mounts and horsehairLenght: 56 cmBorn as a tool to control the troops, the saihai changed his function during the Edo period and became an accessory to wear with the armor as a symbol of power.The saihai ‘s final can be in different materials; sometimes is applied directly to the stick, some others hung with a small rope. In this case it is decorated with hair, attached directly to the stick. The ends of the stick are decorated with golden fittings carrying two kamon (family crests)...

Tanto in koshirae Shishinto, 19th century, attributed to Kanzan
Tanto in koshiraeShinshinto, 19th centuryNagasa [length]: 24.8 cmMotohaba: 2.9 cm,Kitae [forging pattern]: ko-itameHamon [tempering pattern]: midare and choji midareBōshi [point]: ko-maruku; kaeruHorimono: suken on omote and goma-ashi on uraNakago [tang]: ubu, sujikai; one mekugi-ana.Inscribed on both sides and on the back:Attributed by Kanzan sensei to Bizen Osafune Yokoyama SukekaneGifted on 31/01/1972 for the birthday to Toshio from his grandfather AkioEngraved by Living National Treasure Gassan SadakazuKoshirae: the tantō comes with a good Higo koshirae. The...

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