• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 375

    A KANBUN SHINTO KATANA

    UNSIGNED, EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A KANBUN SHINTO KATANA
    UNSIGNED, EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, kanbun style curve, chu-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: itame hada with ji-nie and chikei
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: ko-notare with midare-ba, gunome, ashi, yo, many long sunagashi, small tobiyaki in places
    Boshi [tip]: nie-kuzure, kaen-style yakitsume
    Nakago [tang]: suriage, file marks katte sagari on shinogi-ji and osujigai on the hiraji, two mekugiana, kirijiri
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 69.9cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: in shirasaya


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