Arms, Armour and Militaria (14 December 2006)

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Date of Auction: 14th December 2006

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £300 - £350

A Japanese sword, Katana, the 69cm shinogi-zukuri koto blade of koshi-zori shape chogi-midare hamon, suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana signed katana-mei ‘Tomotsugu’, probably 16th century, copper habaki, iron sukashi tsuba pierced with pine tree design, tsuka with iron fuchi, kashira lacking, menuki in the form of vajra, in its black laquered saya, blade rubbed and with openings, fittings and saya now painted £300-350