Daisho mounted swords

Very nice daisho mounted pair of swords in very high quality daisho mounts.  Fuchi kashira are of dragon motif and done in a beautiful shakudo, as are the menuki which are motif of karajishi/ liondogs.

Excellent set of daisho tsuba with motif of the story of the seven sages in the bamboo forest.  It has matching black urushi lacquered saya with horn fittings.

The katana is by an excellent maker who worked with some of the great makers of the era including Kotetsu and Kaneshige.

The wakizashi is Takada school and is a nice match for the katana. Both come with NBTHK certificates.

Katana signed: Izumi no Kami Minamoto Morimasa saku Made by Izumi no Kami Minamoto Morimasa (early signature  of Senjuin Morikuni, nagasa ~ 63.9 cm.

Wakizashi unsigned: Fujiwara Takada School, Nagasa ~ 42.4 cm. 

MORIKUNI / Morimasa worked in the  Kanbun Era ( 1661-1673), Musashi Signed  “Izumi no Kami Minamoto Morimasa,” “Izumi no Kami Senjuin Minamoto Morikasa tsukuru”, Kosho¨ Kunnai ni oite Hachiman yama Senjuin Yamato no Kami Minamoto Morikasa saku€¯ “Izumi no Kami Senjuin Morikuni saku” , Izumi no Kami Morikuni kore o tsukuru, he was a late smith of the Akasaka-Senjuin lineage and came originally from Kai province.  Later he moved to Edo where he studied according to tradition under Izumi no Kami Kaneshige. He signed in hi early years with the name Namen Morimasa, from the point of view of workmanship we can see common elements with Kaneshige, Kotetsu, and Kazusa no Suke Kaneshige.  He signed in a peculiar manner with noticeable wavy and rounded-off strokes.

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