• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 372

    A MUROMACHI KATANA

    SIGNED (?) NORI, MUROMACHI PERIOD (15TH - 16TH CENTURY)

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    A MUROMACHI KATANA
    SIGNED (?) NORI, MUROMACHI PERIOD (15TH - 16TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: slender honzukuri with fumbari, iori-mune, shallow koshizori curve, ko-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: itame with shirake utsuri
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome with much togari-ba, and extensive kuzure of nioi with nie
    Boshi [tip]: komaru
    Nakago [tang]: ubu, file marks indiscernible, one mekugi-ana, ha-agari kurijiri
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 72.4cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: in shirasaya


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