4 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
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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