Museum Koshirae Sword by Komiya Kunitada
Mesum handcrafted Samurai sword. The Koshirae is a magnificent example of high quality contemporary workmanship in Higo style. Higo styled works were favored by many samurai since the 17" century for their simple elegance, comfortable hand, and practical shaping. This koshirae is top notch material and workmanship in every regard and includes a very special style of Saya decoration called "samenuri" utilizing a very high-quality rayskin that is lacquered on top of the saya foundation. This particular example also shows gold lacquer that has been applied to fill Imperfections in the rayskin, yet bring elegant decorative elements and appeal to the finished. The rayskin on the tsuka is also very high quality and has been lacquered in silver to bring balance and soft to the finished work. The tsuba is an antique example likely from the Owari school ot'mid-Edo period. Contemporary koshirae of this quality are extremely uncommon.
This sword blade is a genuine work of Komiya Kunitada, a descendant of the Shiro Kunimitsu line. Shiro Kunlmitsu was part of the Muto School of sword forging and his son, Kuniharu is Kunitada's father. Kunimitsu was known for very high-quality swords and his line continues to produce some of the most exuberant and wonderful examples today. So Tsutomu, a mukansa rank smith of high respect was also a student of Shiro Kunimitsu. So this line has an excellent reputation for quality. A chart of this school's lineage is attached. Comes with silk protecting pouch.
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DESCRIPTION NOTE: This item originally had a reserve of $25,000.00 however the client is very motivated to sell and is considering all bids.
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