18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,125
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A Hizen Wakizashi
Edo period (18th century), signed Harima Daijo Fujiwara Tadakuni
Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, chu-kissaki, koshi-zori
Kitae [forging pattern]: ko-itame and mokume of ji-nie with jifu
Hamon [tempering pattern]: broad toranba of nie and nioi, wide habuchi and with sunagashi
Boshi [tip]: midare-komi
Nakago [tang]: ubu with traces of sujikai file marks, two holes
Habaki [collar]: single, gold
Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 53.5cm.
Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 2.9cm.
Sakihaba [width before tip]: 2cm.
In shirasaya [plain wood storage scabbard]
With a Hozon Token (Sword worthy of preserving) certificate no. 373880 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2004.4.33
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