• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 371

    A NAGINATA-NAOSHI WAKIZASHI

    UNSIGNED WITH GOLD-INAID ATTRIBUTION TO SA, CHIKUZEN PROVINCE, NANBOKUCHO - MUROMACHI PERIOD (14TH - EARLY 15TH CENTURY)

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    A NAGINATA-NAOSHI WAKIZASHI
    UNSIGNED WITH GOLD-INAID ATTRIBUTION TO SA, CHIKUZEN PROVINCE, NANBOKUCHO - MUROMACHI PERIOD (14TH - EARLY 15TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: naginata-naoshi of even breadth, even curve, narrow iori-mune above the koshi, o-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: o-itame nagare with ji-nie
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome choji midare, sunagashi and kinsuji
    Boshi [tip]: midare-komi with kaen and yakitsume
    Nakago [tang]: suriage, remnants of naginata hi, two mekugi-ana, kirijiri
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 45.3cm.
    Koshirae [mounting]: in shirasaya


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    The blade accompanied by a certificate of registration as a Hozon Token [Sword Worthy of Preservation] no. 305765, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of The Japanese Art Sword] on 21st February 1986

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