Full Koshirae View
A complete set of matching fittings (koshirae 拵) for a long sword (katana 刀) likely assembled during the late Edo Period circa late 1700s to early to mid 1800s.
Tsuba Omote (鐔表)
The large iron tsuba shows a scene from Chinese folklore of the legendry alchemist Toad Immortal (Gama Sennin 蝦蟇仙人) with gold inlay highlights.
Tsuba Ura (鐔裏)
The scenic design is continued with gold accents on reverse side of the of the tsuba.
Full Handle View
A complete view of the handle (tsuka 柄) and handguard (tsuba 鐔).
The handle which is original is wrapped in high quality rayskin leather and lacquered dark silk.
The large handle ordainments are that of a rain dragon (unryū 雲龍).