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Signed Kitana Attributed to Oei-era Bizen School

24" nagasa (blade length). 36.5" overall with tsuka and saya (handle and scabbard). Shinogi zukuri type blade attributed to the Oei-era, in WWII-era shin gunto mounts. Tsuka is wrapped with traditional same and ito, with brass cherry blossom furnishings to both saya and tsuka. Saya is green-brown painted wood. Item is signed to left side of tang. Included with item is paperwork from a Japanese sword consultant. Paperwork states: "This sword has very fine ji-hada and is a very good specimen of the Bizen School around the Oei-era (Muramachi period)." 

Condition:

Blade is very good. High polish with few pit marks or scratches. Blade has two speck sized bites toward kissaki (point). Mount has some wiggle room. Mekugi (peg) has a crack. 

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,000
01/21/2022

 

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