With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type.
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Very good example with a finely carved warrior scene.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.