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NOTE: All sword fittings (excluding Tsuba) have 'RANK'.

The MENUKI have first (1st) rank.
The KOGAI have second (2nd) rank.
The KOTZUKA have third (3rd) rank.
The FUCHI KASHIRA have fourth (4th) rank.
Fine KOROMONO Sets.
Fine KOSHIRAE available.






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NOTE: All sword fittings (excluding Tsuba) have 'RANK'.
The Menuki have first (1st) rank.
The Kogai have second (2nd) rank.
The Kozuka have third (3rd) rank.
The Fuchi Kashira have fourth (4th) rank.
These are followed by the scabbard fittings.

KO-GOTO   DAISHO
$2000.00
Provenance: Elliott Long
Accompanied with Sato Kanzan Hakogaki and NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho (1972) paper.
DaiSho Ko-Goto Menuki.
Early Muromachi period, ca. 1500.

UMETADA MENUKI
$2400.00
Provenance: Elliott Long
Accompanied with NBTHK Hozon dated _.
Write-up to follow.
Edo period.

KOKINKO BULL Menuki
$400.00
Provenance: Robert E. Haynes

Katsushirome plate menuki from the same mold.
Early Muromachi period.
3.4cm x 1.3cm x 0.4cm.

KIKUKAMONSHO Menuki
$200.00
Provenance: Elliott D. Long
A stylized chrysanthemum pattern derived from the Imperial crest.
Edo period.



Read about GOTO Honke, and GOTO RYU.

In English, there is an article by Alexander G. Mosle in the 'Transactions of the Japan Society of London', Vol. VIII, pg. 188, titled "The Sword Ornaments of the GOTOSHIROBEI FAMILY." Though this article is the prime source in this language, it has not given biographical detail nor has he gone into the details of technique by which the various masters could be discriminated from one another. Mr. Mosle used Kuwabara as his source and judge for obtaining information for this article and what it does say is trustworthy as far as it goes.

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