Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mid-20th century, both weapons unsigned, the blades have prominent hamons and are sheathed in black lacquered wooden scabbards; the katana has a plain iron tsuba and a rayskin wrapped grip mounted with fish menuki; the wakizashi with felt on the grip. Presented on a red lacquer stand in a clear plastic display case.
Katana 38 in. LOA; Wakizashi 21.25 LOA.The Estate of Ms. Frances Jefferson Bowman, Wytheville, VA
Light rusting to both blades becoming heavier on the tangs; splits to the katana's rayskin and underlying wood.