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A Hizen Katana
A Hizen Katana

EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY), SIGNED HIZEN KUNI JU MUTSU (NO) KAMI TADAYOSHI (3RD GENERATION)

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A Hizen Katana
Edo period (17th century), signed Hizen kuni ju Mutsu (no) kami Tadayoshi (3rd generation)
Sugata [configuration]: hon-zukuri, iori-mune, chu-kissaki, torii-zori
Kitae [forging pattern]: very fine ko-itame mixed with mokume in ji-nie
Hamon [tempering pattern]: medium suguha in nioi
Boshi [tip]: haki-kake
Nakago [tang]: ubu with kiri file marks and one hole
Habaki [collar]: one-piece, gold foil
Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 27 7/8in. (70.8cm.) In shirasaya [wood storage scabbard]

19th-century koshirae comprising a nashiji saya with fundame highlights and mounted with shakudo nanako-ji kozuka and kogai decorated with phoenixes and paulownia trees in gold taka-zogan and taka-bori, the frames gold; tsuka wrapped in white silk and mounted with shakudo nanako-ji fuchi-gashira decorated with paulownia leaves and flowers in gold taka-zogan and gold and shakudo menuki carved as phoenixes; shakudo nanako-ji mokko-gata tsuba with paulownia leaves and flowers in gold taka-zogan, gold rim
With Koshu tokubetsu kicho token (Especially precious sword) certificate no. 17994 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1978.11.12
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