samurai armour and weapons

NBTHK Jūyō TōkenMid Nanbokuchō Period (1333-1392), circa 1350Nagasa [length]: 73.6 cmSori [curvature]: 1.9 cmMotohaba [bottom width]: 3.1 cmSakihaba [top width]: 2.5 cmMotokasane [bottom thickness]: 6.8 mm Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, wide mihaba on the whole blade, light sori, ō-kissaki (9.9 cm)Kitae [forging pattern]: Itame hada mixed with mokume, which sometime turns to ko-itame and nagare. Thick jinie, many chikei, some shirake-gokoro and some golden areas.Hamon [tempering pattern]: Shallow notare based on suguha, gunome, ko-notare, mixed to togariba. Ashi...

Edo Period, 17th CenturyIron pierced with positive openwork designDiameter: 7.8 cmThickness: 0.6 cm NBTHK Hozon Tōsogu Specifications: Marugata tetsu-ji, ji-sukashi, kakumimi konikuElegant iron tsuba with positive openwork design of a large band and two kamon (family crest) of chikiri type, representing weaver’s beams.For centuries, many characteristics of the Owari school have been appreciated and held in high esteem by the Samurai, expressing their aesthetic standards. Many of Owari designs have a  symmetric design, showing profound strength and dignity. As in this case...

Samurai helmet hammered in the shape of a scallopLate Edo period (1615–1867)Signature: Kashū jū Myōchin ki Munehisa saku加州住明珍紀宗久作 The latter part of the Edo period saw the production of kawari kabuto of impressive execution quality. Myōchin Munehisa, an armorer working in Kanazawa in Kaga province, was one of the late masters of iron working, and the samurai helmets and masks he produced during the 19th century are true evidence of virtuosity. Attention to every detail makes his works of the highest standard; in fact, in this helmet, Munehisa did not merely seek out a visually...

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