Niohonto.com is pleased to present a very pleasing and high quality daisho koshirae with all of the metal fittings from the Sôten school. The age of the fittings (kodogu) is the 18th and 19th century. All are of shakudo nanako with the artwork done in gold, silver, and copper. Even the tsuba are of shakudo instead of the usual iron. They are very beautiful and also rare as most Sôten tsuba are of iron. The tsuba are both signed Gôshû Hikone Jû Sôheishi Nyûdô on the obverse and Sôten Sei on the reverse. The two saya are lacquered using crushed abalone shell giving them a blue/green sparkling appearance. The Samurai figures on the tsuba, fuchi/kashira, and menuki come to life and seem to jump off the koshirae due to their quality and condition.
The katana koshirae will hold a blade of up to about 25 inches to 25.5 inches and the wakizashi will hold a blade of a maximum of 17 inches. Putting blades into this set of daisho koshirae is almost secondary since they are of such quality and condition that they will become a valuable and precious part of your collection just as they are. They are eye popping and will be enjoyed by all who see them whether they have blades in them or not.
This set is being offered for sale at a price that far below the value of the individual pieces. There is no kozuka.