• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 374

    A MUROMACHI KATANA

    UNSIGNED, MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A MUROMACHI KATANA
    UNSIGNED, MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, shallow koshizori curve, chu-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: itame with some large open grain, shirake
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome midare
    Boshi [tip]: midare komi with ko-maru
    Nakago [tang]: ubu, file marks indistinct, two mekugi-ana, shallow ha-agari kurijiri
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 75cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: in shirasaya


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