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A Bizen Katana

SIGNED BISHU OSAFUNE SUKESADA AND DATED EISHO JU-NEN HACHI-GATSU HI (1513), MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY)

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A Bizen Katana
Signed Bishu Osafune Sukesada and dated Eisho ju-nen hachi-gatsu hi (1513), Muromachi Period (16th Century)
The blade honzukuri, iorimune, koshi-zori, ko-kissaki, coarse mokume, bo-utsuri, suguha hamon of nioi, komaru boshi, end of tang kurijiri, file marks katte-sagari, re-shaped nakago possibly machi okuri, one hole, silvered copper habaki, 71.9cm., in its black ishimeji saya with ribbed part from koiguchi to kurikata, shakudo nanakoji fuchi-kashira decorated with bamboo, stone basin and ladle in iroe zogan, shakudo menuki formed as a group of birds, iron hachi-mokko tsuba pierced with eight matsu-bishi crests with silver rim, 101.5cm
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Accompanied with an origami certificate by Dai Nippon Aito club in 1932.
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