• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 380

    A SHINSHINTO KATANA

    UNSIGNED, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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    Estimate

    A SHINSHINTO KATANA
    UNSIGNED, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: broad honzukuri, iori mune, even curve, extended chu-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: tight ko-itame
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha of ko-midare with gunome, some ashi, of nioi with ko-nie
    Boshi [tip]: midare-komi with komaru
    Nakago [tang]: rather curved, katte-sagari file marks, two mekugi-ana, kiri-jiri
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 66.1cm
    Horimono [carving]: bohi kakitoshi both sides of blade
    Koshirae [mounting]: katana mounting, 17th century round iron Heianjo tsuba


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