Early Mounted Short Sword

Title

Early Mounted Short Sword

Description

by the artist Rai Kunitoshi .

The golden age of swords in Japan is commonly considered to be the Kamakura period. During this time there were many great smiths in the schools of Yamato, Bizen, and Yamashiro that were the common grounds of many infamous samurai, shoguns, and daimyos who came to request arms and armor from the prestigious schools.

Rai Kunitoshi, who worked in Tokyo, was among the most famous swordsmiths of the late thirteenth to the early fourteenth century. His dagger and sword blades were virtually unbreakable and visually unique to his style.

Source

Traveling exhibition Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor

Date

Kamakura period, late 13th century

Files

Early Mounted Short Sword.jpg
Date Added
May 9, 2011
Collection
Samurai Weaponry
Citation
“Early Mounted Short Sword,” Artists, Patrons, and Japanese Art, accessed July 23, 2017, http://artistandpatrons.omeka.net/items/show/21.