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A Mino style katana | Signed Chikugo no kami Fujiwara Kanenori | Edo period, 17th century

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Estimate:

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

A Mino style katana | Signed Chikugo no kami Fujiwara Kanenori | Edo period, 17th century

Estimate:

30,000 - 40,000 GBP

Lot sold:

27,720

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-zukuriiori-mune, very shallow tori-zorichu-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-anakatte 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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