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 Katana

  • Dated: Edo Period (1603 - 1868)
  • Culture: Japanese

The hilt comprising grip and tsuba decorated in polychrome cloisonné with a Ho-ho bird amid foliage against a black enamel ground.  The saya decorated en suite with foliage inhabited with butterflies.  The brass mounts engraved with foliage.

Source & Copyright: Peter Finer 

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    This is beautiful. But it’s a tachi, not a katana.
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