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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 210

    A SHINTO MINO KATANA

    SIGNED KANENOBU, AND ON THE URA SUGAWARA MICHIZANE MATSUYO FUJINO MOTOHIRO [FUJINO MOTOHIRO, DESCENDANT OF SUGAWARA MICHIZANE], EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A SHINTO MINO KATANA
    SIGNED KANENOBU, AND ON THE URA SUGAWARA MICHIZANE MATSUYO FUJINO MOTOHIRO [FUJINO MOTOHIRO, DESCENDANT OF SUGAWARA MICHIZANE], EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)
    Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, low curve of Kanbun Shinto shape, chu-kissaki
    Kitae [forging pattern]: o-itame nagare with plentious ji-nie
    Hamon [tempering pattern]: long suguha yakidashi, gunome with togari-ba of nie, with large sunagashi
    Boshi [tip]: a gentle komaru
    Nakago [tang]: ubu, osujigai with a little kessho file marks, one mekugi-ana, iriyama-gata tip
    Habaki [collar]: solid silver
    Nagasa [length of blade]: 69.3 cm
    Koshirae [mounting]: in shirasaya


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