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Old Japanese Samurai Sword (Katana)

27.25" (2 shaku 2 sun 8 bu) shinogi-zukuri blade with ihori mune and proportional chu kissaki.  Very attractive shape of slender proportions.  8" nakago, ubu, with two  mekugi-ana.  Thick round iron tsuba with single hitsu-ana.  Tsuka with old ito and fuchi-kashira of clouds.  Lacquered stray saya in handachi style.  Likely Koto period.

Condition:

Blade has been polished in the European fashion obscuring some details of blade.  Some scattered kizu including some shintetsu and microchips in blade.  Deep rust on tang with heavy pitting.  Some pitting and darkening to mounts with some damage to tsuka.  A very attractive sword that would benefit from being owned by an advanced collector or professional.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,020
12/08/2020

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