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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 330

    A Yamato Tachi

    KAMAKURA PERIOD (EARLY 14TH CENTURY), INSCRIBED NOBUYOSHI

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    A Yamato Tachi
    Kamakura period (early 14th century), inscribed Nobuyoshi
    Sugata [configuration]: hon-zukuri, iori-mune, koshi-zori slightly extended kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: itame mixed with mokume of jinie
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: notare of nioi and nie with ko-ashi, sunagashi and yo
    Boshi [tip]: hakikake
    Nakago [tang]: ubu with two holes, machi-okuri
    Habaki [collar]: double, gold
    Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 27¼in (69.1cm.) long
    Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 1 1/8in. (2.9cm.)
    Sakihaba [width before tip]: ¾in. (1.9cm.)

    In shirasaya [wood storage scabbard] with attestation and inscription by sword polisher Hirai Chiba (active early 20th century)


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