Collecting, buying and selling antique Japanese Swords such as Katana’s, Wakizashi’s and Tanto’s

Umabari or Bashin

Product N.

KOGATANA – 001.

Product name

Umabari or Bashin ,will be sent to you in original Kiri box.

Mei

Signed.

Material

Iron.

Image/design

Many characters, Inscribed of a poem. Engraved with a Buddhist symbol.

Era

Mid Edo period.

Date

+/- 1740 – 1760.

 

Dimensions

Length

19.7cm

Width

1.3  cm

Thickness

0.3  cm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate

n/a

Other certificate

n/a

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).