Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Japanese Wakishaki

  • Dated: Edo Period

The pommel decorated in polychrome cloisonné with foliage inhabited by Kara-shishi against a light brown enamel ground.  The saya cloisonné enamelled with a dragon on each side.

The habachi decorated with black cloisonné foliage and the saya decorated en suite to the haft and involving black enamel symbols.  The copper mounts in polychrome cloisonné against a brown ground.

Source & Copyright: Peter Finer 

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