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Full polish Shinto era Japanese Samurai Katana in ww2 Naval Koshirae
Full polish Shinto era Japanese Samurai Katana in ww2 Naval Koshirae ,
this a beautiful long blade with amazing work in it, only a small patch of loose & open hada above the shinogi line ,right up near the back edge, NOT considered a flaw & perfectly acceptable in a blade this age, flawless polish , a more in-depth description below, the koshirae is a very nice Same covered Kai-Gunto (Navy mount) with original Naval tassel,Gold gilt to the fittings is close to 100%, as with many of these Naval swords the hangers etc all move around on the scabbard, they could be tightened with a bit of packing of a dab of glue, it occurs from shrinkage of the scabbard over 70 years
Signature: Mumei (unsigned) but is attributed to Kanekuni.
Shinto Period: circa 1684
Wazamono Cutting Test Ranking: Jo Saku Ranking = “Superior Made”.
Habaki: Copper with Silver Colour
Blade Length: 69.4 cm or 27.32 inches.
Sori: 2,1 cm or 0.83 inches.
The width at the Hamachi: 2.78 cm or 1.1 inches.
The width at the Kissaki: 2.06 cm or 0.81 inch.
Kasane: 0.45 cm or 0.18 inches.
Era: Edo period, Teikyo era - 1684.
Shape: The blade is long with a deep Sori and a longer kissaki – an elegant, nice shape.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
Shinogiji: koitame hada and masame hada mixed.
Hamon: Niedeki notare with gunome midare hamon.
In the hamon, there is sunagashi work. The Boshi is of a hakikake style.
The shape of the sword appears that it is from the Teikyo Era & of The Yamato School.
The blade appears to be made by Kanekuni, who was called Tsutsui hisaemon. This was originally purchased from & appraised in Japan by one of the most knowledgeable men in the Nihoto industry. He guaranteed it will get papers should you wish to submit it to shinsa for certificate/papers
The Koshirae: It is a high quality Senior Naval Mounting, The blade is a good work and is guaranteed to pass as NBTHK Hozon Token.
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