• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 370

    A KODACHI BLADE

    SIGNED KUNIMUNE, NANBOKUCHO - MUROMACHI PERIOD (14TH - 15TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A KODACHI BLADE
    SIGNED KUNIMUNE, NANBOKUCHO - MUROMACHI PERIOD (14TH - 15TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, slightly high shinogi, koshizori curve, ko-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: ko-itame with kokume within o-itame nagare, vivid midare utsuri
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha with variations of ko-midare, kinsuji
    Boshi [tip]: ura kaen, omote midare-komi and komaru, with pronounced kinsuji
    Nakago [tang]: slight suriage and machi-okuri, file marks indistinct, two mekugi-ana, kirijiri
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 58.2cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: in shirasaya


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