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A Yamashiro Katana
A Yamashiro Katana

NANBOKUCHO-MUROMACHI PEIROD (14TH-15TH CENTURY) ATTRIBUTED TO YAMASHIRO NOBUKUNI, WITH SIGNATURE OF SMITH WHO SHORTENED THE TANG NAGAHIRO SURIAGERU KORE

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A Yamashiro Katana
Nanbokucho-Muromachi peirod (14th-15th century) attributed to Yamashiro Nobukuni, with signature of smith who shortened the tang Nagahiro suriageru kore
Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, ko-gissaki, koshi-zuri, with an itame-mokume forging pattern and a ko-gunome-midare tempered edge in nie, midare-komi boshi, carved with suken and bonji on the ura, tang o-suriage with four holes and kiri file marks, 26¾in. (68cm.) long, one-piece gold habaki, in shirasaya

Koshirae comprising a black-lacquer saya with shakudo hardware, the tsuka wrapped in black silk and mounted with menuki formed as warriors on horse back in iroe taka-zogan
With Tokubetsu hozon token (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 147965 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2003.1.16
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