New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A YAMATO TEGAI WAKIZASHI
MUROMACHI PERIOD (CIRCA 1530), SIGNED FUJIWARA KANEZANE
Configuration (sugata): with longitudinal ridge line (shinogi-zukuri), shallow peaked back (iori-mune) and medium point (chu-kissaki); length (nagasa): 1 shaku, 4 sun, 7 bu (44.5 cm.); curvature (sori): koshi-zori of 0.8 cm.; increase in width of blade (fumbari): 0.8 cm.
Forging pattern (jihada): well-defined wood grain (itame). Tempering pattern (hamon): narrow suguba in good ko-nie.
Point (boshi): large rounded (o-maru).
Tang (nakago). Shape (keitai): regular, ubu and with a moist, brown patina; file marks (yasurime): inverted V (takanoha); holes (mekugi-ana): two; signature (katanamei): Fujiwara Kanezane.
Shirasaya; together with an old shirasaya with attestation by Kazu Haku, signed Toko with kakihan.
Silk storage bag.
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