Nihonto.com is pleased to offer for sale this beautiful and unusual sword stand (katana kake). It is done in black lacquer with gold trim and is in very good condition with only a very few minor lacquer losses. The black lacquer has taken on a subdued brownish tint in certain light which is a sure sign of age. This stand probably dates to the Meiji era or possibly slightly before (latter part of the 19th century). It is extremely unusual in that the two side arms that support the swords can be folded into the body of the stand if desired for easy transportation or storage. Also the body of the stand contains one large drawer for storage.
This sword stand comes with a matching black lacquer tray to hold the stand when it is not in use. All in all a very attractive and shibui (elegant) katana kake.