An Etchu tachi | Attributed to Norishige | Late Kamakura - early Nanbokucho period, 14th century
The Property of a Gentleman
An Etchu tachi
Attributed to Norishige
Late Kamakura - early Nanbokucho period, 14th century
Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, tori-zori, chu-kissaki with futatsujibi to both sides
Kitae [forging pattern]: Ko-mokume hada
Hamon [tempering pattern]: Irregular gunome midare with extensive sunagashi and nioi
Boshi [tip]: The boshi is maru
Nakago [tang]: Osuriage, kiri-jiri, with two mekugi-ana, the omote with signature Norishige and kao, the ura titled Fubuki [Snowstorm] in gold inlay
Habaki [collar]: Gold clad
In shirasaya [plain wood scabbard], accompanied by two further shirasaya with sayagaki
Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 75 cm., 29½ in.
Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 2.2 cm., ⅞ in.
Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 3.4 cm., 1⅜ in.
Accompanied by a certificate of registration as Tokubetsu Hozon Token [Sword Especially Worthy of Preserving], no. 100892 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword], dated Showa 60 (1985).
The blade is in good condition.
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