A Soshu School katana
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A Soshu School katana

WITH ATTRIBUTION SIGNATURE IN GOLD INLAY HASEBE, NAMBOKUCHO PERIOD (14TH CENTURY)

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A Soshu School katana
With attribution signature in gold inlay Hasebe, Nambokucho Period (14th Century)
Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, o-kissaki, deep torii-zori

Kitae [forging pattern]: koitame, jifu

Hamon [tempering pattern]: o-gunome-midare of nie with choji, tobiyaki

Boshi [tip]: midare-komi

Horimono [carvings]: later bohi with kakudome

Nakago [tang]: o-suriage, katte-sagari file marks, three holes

Habaki [collar]: double, copper-gilt

In shirasaya [plain wood scabbard]

Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 71.4cm.

Sori [curvature]: 2.4cm.

Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 3.1cm.

Sakihaba [width before tip]: 2.2cm.
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Lot Essay

Said to have been originally from Yamashiro Province, Hasebe Kunishige is traditionally believed to have been one of the pupils of Masamune of Soshu. His school was active during the second half of the Nambokucho and early Muromachi Periods. This blade has the broad shape and extended kissaki of cut-down work of the Nambokucho Period, and shows the large gunome midare hamon with some choji, and plentiful jifu and tobiyaki associated with the Hasebe School.
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