samurai suits of armor

Shinto katana KagehiraKashu ju Fujiwara Kagehira賀州住藤原景平Early Edo period, circa 1640Ryō-WazamonoNBTHK Hozon Tōken Nagasa [lenght]: 69.2 cmMotohaba: 3.1 cm, sakihaba: 2.1 cmSori: 1 cmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune, enlongated chu-kissaki (3.8 cm)Kitae [forging pattern]: itame hada mixed with masame hadaHamon [tempering pattern]: notare midare; tobiyaki, uchinoke, yakidashiBōshi [point]: ko-maruNakago [tang]: ubu, kurijiri; one mekugi-ana; traces of black urushi lacquer; mei: “Kashu ju Fujiwara Kagehira”Koshirae: The sword is accompanied by...

Suji-bachi kabuto
Samurai helmet with silver decoration DATEMomoyama Period  (1575 - 1615)MEDIUMIron with silver decoration ( nunomezogan)SIGNATURESoshu-Ju Myochin Jo A 32 iron-plate kabuto each decorated with nunomezogan choji-karakusa with a clove and ivy motif.The four cardinal plates are bordered with so-fukurin, while all of them have gilt higaki at the base. The frontal plate is larger, with a central shinodare. The tehen-no-kanamono is flat, as used in Momoyama period. The kuwagata-dai is older and dates back to...

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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