is what collecting is about!
|In Ji-dai Shira-saya with old,
Samurai period Saya-gaki describing
the maker and school and other
Full polish and
Large 4-Seals Yoshikawa Appraisal
well-knit KO-MOKUME stands like a mosaic
Blade is Solid in the Hand
|We see from the statements of the
that this sword was part of a Dai-sho and
that the extreme beauty attained throughout
its DAI-BO heads and cascading MUNEYAKI
caused its stated name,
Shinogi Ko-Setsu "Falling Snow..."
"Falling Snow Sword"
a Daisho in 1593
combination of superior work