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75 AN EXCELLENT KATANA IN KOSHIRAE Japan, c. 17th century, mid-Edo period (1615-1868) The blade: A long, slender blade in shinogi-zukuri with iori mune, the hamon is a narrow suguha, the hada is itame. The long tang is ubu and mumei, with one mekugi-ana, and the yasurime is sujikai, the tang tip is kurijiri. The mounting: Large, round iron tsuba with ryohitsu, a bold structure, showing on one side a fish, plants and birds, partly gilt. Bronze fuchi and kashira with blossoms inlaid in takazogan in silver, shakudo and gold. The menuki show floral compositions. The saya with blac-brown lacquer has an ishimeji grain, the iron end cap is inlaid with the head of a protective dragon in silver. With cover. NAGASA 68.7 cm, total LENGTH in koshirae 102.8 cm Provenance: Hungarian private collection Condition: The blade is in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Minor wear to the lacquer on the saya. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

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