kabuto samurai

MumeiNanbokuchō Period (1333-1392), circa 1360NBTHK Jūyō Tōken-Nagasa [length]: 69.6 cmSori [curvature]: 1.4 cmMotohaba [bottom width]: 3 cmSakihaba [top width]: 2.3 cmMotokasane [bottom thickness]: 2 mm-Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, maru-mune. The blade is wide, with a slight difference between top and bottom, thick kasane, high shinogi, slightly deep sori, ō-kissaki (5.6 cm)Kitae [forging pattern]: Itame hada mixed with frequent mokume hadatachi. Jinie, fine chikei, pale utsuriHamon [tempering pattern]: Ko-notare mixed with ko-gunome, kaku-gunome, ko-choji and togarigokoro....

Shinshinto Toshimitsu KatanaKanesaki Tenryushi Minamoto ToshimitsuSignature: 金崎天龍子源寿光Late Edo periodNBTHK Hozon Tōken as “Bizen, late Edo Period” (備前時代江戸後期) Nagasa [lenght]: 62.6 cmMotohaba: 3.2 cm, sakihaba: 2.2 cmSori: 1 cmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune, chu-kissaki (3 cm)Kitae [forging pattern]: tight itame hada toward nashiji hadaHamon [tempering pattern]: choji midare; ashiBōshi [point]: ko-maruNakago [tang]: ubu, kurijiri, ō-sujikai yasurime; one mekugi-ana; mei: “Kanesaki Tenryushi Minamoto Toshimitsu”Koshirae: The...

Nuinobe-dō Tosei GusokuEarly to mid Edo period, 17th-18th century This authentic samurai armor is of very good quality. Laced in white with parts covered either with black lacquer or leather, it bears overall a cross-shaped family crest (kurosu kamon).The stunning kawari kabuto (extraordinary helmet) of momonari outline is fitted with two original  very unusual large decorations (wakidate) in the shape of hamaguri clamshells. The front is fitted with a sun-shaped maedate.The iyo-zane dō (cuirass made of small plates laced side-by-side) is decorated with sophisticated...

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