22 October 1992,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 4,400
USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A SHINSHINTO EDO SUISHINSHI WAKIZASHI
LATE EDO PERIOD, DATED TEMPO 13 (1842), SIGNED DEWA (NO) KUNI SHONAI (NO) JU ICHINAO (OR KAZUNAO) SAKU
Configuration (sugata): shallow peaked back (iori-mune) and medium point (chu-kissaki); length (nagasa): 1 shaku, 6 sun, 6 bu (50.3cm.); curvature (sori): torii-zori of 1.2cm.; increase in width of blade (fumbari): 0.9cm.
Forging pattern (jihada): almost patternless (muji-hada), very typically shinshinto in form.
Tempering pattern (hamon): beginning with a yaki-dashi, becoming regular clove forms (choji) in fine and clear nioii.
Point (boshi): full round (o-maru).
Tang (nakago). Shape (keitai): regular and ubu; file marks (yasurime): kesho-yasuri; end (nakagojiri): ha-agari kuri-jiri; holes (mekugi-ana): one; signature (katanamei): Dewa (no) Kuni Shonai (no) ju Ichinao (or Kazunao) saku; date (jidai): Tempo 13-nen Tora 12-gatsu hi (a day in the 12th month of [the year of the] tiger Tempo 13 ).
Silk storage bag.
Accompanied by a tokubetsu kicho token certificate, no. 144688, Showa 43 (1968), issued by the N.B.T.H.K.
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