A Pair of Japanese Aikuchi.
A pair of Japanese Aikuchi from the same workshop. From the Meiji period,1890's. These are high quality export work.The laquer work is signed by the artist, Ho Sho Kusai ,and is high quality. The blades are basic forged and oil quenched and in bright polish. The blades are unsigned.
The artist has signed the back of the saya on both daggers.
These are fine examples of export laque... read more
Japanese Tanto Tsuka.
Japanese Tanto Tsuka. A high quality tsuka. Binding is either
lacquered leather or baleen (rare). Has a full set of mounts.
The total length is 121mm. Internal length is 100mm. Width of the back of the mouth is 6mm. Centre of mekugi anna 17mm up from the bottom of fuchi. A fine handle. U.K SALES ONLY. read more
Japanese Katana Blade.
The remains of a Katana blade and its original WW2 mounts.
The blade is signed Suke Naga , dated 1845. The smith was
highly rated in the Bizen Yokoyama school. The blade has been polished and put in shira saya. The blade length is just
over 11". The original mounts are in as found condition. Sword was a wartime souvenir and broken by British M.Ps on return to U.K. A unique ... read more