JAPANESE WAKIZASHI WITH SIGNED TANG, KOTO PERIOD.

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    JAPANESE WAKIZASHI WITH SIGNED TANG, KOTO PERIOD. EW1039

    JAPANESE WAKIZASHI WITH SIGNED TANG

    Japanese Wakizashi mounted in an oak shirasaya. Clean blade with a signed tang, I have had the signature interpreted and it is signed Mitsuyoshi. Who was a sword maker in the Koto period.

    HISTORY

    The swords made between the Late Heian Period towards the end of the Warring States (930-1595 A.D.) are called KOTO (古刀: Old-Sword) in Japanese. Those swords were likely to be used in real lives of Samurai, so their designs had to fit the way they used the sword.

     

    $1,250.00