Additional Photo #1125168, Sword Kozuka Knife&Folk Set
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All Items: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1910: item # 1125173
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19 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Kanagawa Pref. 248-0002 JAPAN
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Great masterpiece Kozuka knives and folk set of Japanese Metalwork artist in Edo period(1603-1867).
Kozuka: A knife attached to the sheath of a Japanese sword.
10 set of knife and folk. It comes with nice fit wooden box.
When the Meiji Era, the age of Samurai came to a close, and the age of new days began.
This item was made from the sword "kozuka" to the knife and the fork, and was changed.
4 sets in 10 sets of knives and a fork are chiseled with the metalwork-artist sign.
"Kikuchi Tsunemitsu", "Hamano Noriyuki" and Hamano Naochika" etc.
No less than 6 sets without a sign are a work of the metalwork house of the outstanding Edo period.
These metalwork technique school are called the Hamano group or the Yanagawa group, and the Omori group.
Their technique is called "Kebori(Hairline engraving)", "Takabori-Zogan(high relief carving with inlay work)", and "Usu-nikubori(low relief carving)" etc.
All are the masterpiece of the outstanding Japanese metalwork.
Ground is made of "Shibuichi" silver.
There are some spots and with slight mellowing of color over the great years.
But, it is a slight drawback for the age and great metalwork technique in Edo.
Measurements about : Length of a Knife 20cm(7.87"), Length of a Folk 18cm(7.08").