12 - 13 July 2005
A SHIN-SHINTO KATANA
Signed Shoji Chikuzen Daijo Taikei Fujiwara Naotane - Tenpo 10th year 
The blade honzukuri, iori-mune, toriizori with o-kissaki, forging pattern itame hada nageru with o-hada and ji-nie, tempered edge choji-midare of nie with sunagashi, kinsuji and tobiyaki, midare-komi boshi, ubu nakago, 69.3cm., in an inscribed shirasaya
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Accompanied by a Tokubetsu Kicho [Sword Worthy of Preserving] certificate no.373148, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword] on 29 July 1979.
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