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A YAMASHIRO NOBUKUNI TACHI
NAMBOKUCHO PERIOD (CIRCA 1390), SIGNED NOBUKUNI, ATTRIBUTED TO NOBUKUNI II

Configuration (sugata): with longitudinal ridge line (shinogi-zukuri), maru-dome and medium point (chu-kissaki); length (nagasa): 2 shaku, 5 sun, 9 bu (78.6cm.); curvature (sori): strong torii-zori of 3.1cm.; increase in width of blade (fumbari): 1.1cm.
Forging pattern (jihada): a remarkable clear and strong mokume; a few umegane insets in the yokote area.
Tempering pattern (hamon): narrow suguba.
Point (boshi): flame-brushed tip (hakikake).
Tang (nakago). Shape (keitai): kiji-momo; file marks (yasurime): sujikai; end (nakagojiri): rounded (kurijiri); holes (mekugi-ana): ; signature (tachimei): Nobukuni.

Accompanied by a tokubetsu kicho token certificate issued by the N.B.T.H.K., no. 358041, dated Showa 53 (1978).
Provenance
Fairclough, London
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