Nihonto.com is pleased to present a very nice Higo school daisho set of fittings. The two saya are comprised of samé (rayfish skin). The two saya are in very good condition with no losses or chips and only a few repairs that were expertly done a long time ago.
The daisho tsuba are iron and are from the Higo school. They are sukashi tsuba (openwork) with the design of pine trees and bamboo. The daisho set of fuchi and kashira is made of shakudo nanako and executed in classic Higo school form. The daisho set of menuki are from the kyo-kinko school and depict goats. The tsuka are comprised of samé that has been lacquered black and wrapped with doe skin ito (cord), again a very traditional Higo style form. Both koshirae also have doe skin sageo. Please note that these sageo appear red in the photos but they are in fact brown and match the color of the ito wrapping the two tsuka. The redish color is a function of the photographic lighting. The wakizashi has no kozuka.
The katana saya will take a blade of about 26.5 inches and the wakizashi will hold a blade of about 19.5 inches. That being said, however, this beautiful set of daisho koshirae alone makes a wonderful addition to any collection and can be proudly displayed and enjoyed as is.
All of the various pieces of kodogu come with NBTHK papers attesting to their attributions and authenticity.