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A JAPANESE KATANA
A JAPANESE KATANA

WITH SIGNATURE NAGASONE-KOTETSU-NYUDO-OKISATO, DATED KANBUN RAT YEAR (1661), SHINSHINTO PERIOD

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A JAPANESE KATANA
WITH SIGNATURE NAGASONE-KOTETSU-NYUDO-OKISATO, DATED KANBUN RAT YEAR (1661), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
With shallow koshi-zori, shinogi tsukuri with chu-kissaki, tama-oi-ryu horimono on omote, ura with bonji-ni-gomabashi, shallow notare hamon of nioi, maru boshi, ubu nakago with ichi monji yasuri, one mekugi ana mei Nagasone-Kotetsu- Nyudo-Okisato, the reverse dated and with a cutting attestation reading “Two bodies cut through with one stroke” mei Hisahide (a famous attesting family), in
shirasaya
26 3/4in. (68cm.) blade
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