A Mino style katana | Signed Chikugo no kami Fujiwara Kanenori | Edo period, 17th century
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
Property from a Private Collector in Los Angeles
A Mino style katana
Signed Chikugo no kami Fujiwara Kanenori
Edo period, 17th century
Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, very shallow tori-zori, chu-kissaki
Kitae [forging pattern]: Itame-hada, fine ji-nie, almost utsuri, with areas of tobiyaki extending to the ji
Hamon [tempering pattern]: Gunome-midare becoming suguha in places, yakidashi
Boshi [tip]: Almost ichi-mai boshi, almost nie-kuzure
Nakago [tang]: Ubu, one mekugi-ana, katte sagaru yasurime, signed Chikugo no kami Fujiwara Kanenori, the ura inscribed Echizen ju (a resident of Echizen)
Habaki [collar]: Gold, single clad
In shirasaya [plain wood scabbard] with sayagaki
Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 82.7 cm., 32⅝ in.
Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 2.3 cm., ⅞ in.
Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 3 cm., 1⅛ in.
Accompanied by a certificate of registration as Tokubetsu Hozon Token [Sword Especially Worthy of Preserving], no. 1014925 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword], dated Heisei 28 (2016).
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