September 02, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Japanese Samurai Sword (Nagamaki-Naoshi)

17.75" heavy uno-kubi zukuri style nagamaki blade with midare hamon and masame hada. O-suriage nagako with three mekugi-ana.  Excellent double-god habaki of gold and silver foil.  Fine Sukashi-style iron tsuba  Excellent signed shakudo ishimei fuchi-kashira with gold shakudo copper animals, mostly rats.  Ho-oh bird shakudo and gilt menuki.  Beautiful green lacquer on black saya with kojiri en suite with gold rats and other creatures.  A potentially important blade that deserves another review by shinsa. The whole in extremely attractive mounts.  

Includes N.T.H.K. Origami dated Showa 59 (1984).

Condition:

Blade is in bright polish with spider rust, staining along ha and minor chipping at kissaki. Nakago with beautiful patina, hi extending into nakago, one polished away. Saya split.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,480
09/02/2020

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