4 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,188
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
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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