|Product No:||KOGATANA – 001.|
|Product name.||馬の針 Umabari or Bashin, will be sent to you in original Kiri box.|
|Image/design.||Many characters, inscribed of a poem. Engraved with a Buddhist symbol.|
|Era.||Mid Edo period.|
|Date.||+/- 1740 – 1760.|
|Condition||Umabari or Bashin is in a good condition. (A little corrosion)|
|Additional Information||The Umabari is a small, single-edged knife with a slim blade, in the shape of a Kogatana. The handle portion has many Japanese characters I believe to be an inscribed of a poem. Very sharp along the two edges. Also called “Horse Needle”.|
|History||These were used as both horse bleeder tools and sometimes a backup weapon or “property marker” for Samurai. Found on mountings sometimes in place of a Kogai, Umabari (“horse needle”) was a weapon found on the Japanese swords and daggers, used as a lancet for bleeding horses. This Umabari, was used as an acupuncture tool for horses. It features an inscribed poem on the handle (unable to translate). This is a one piece, all steel implement and found mostly on Higo mountings in place of a Kogai.|
Price € 475,– (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).
All pictures may show some colour differences. I have tried to show everything as natural as possible.