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Keishinsai Nobumasa Katana
A well mounted Shinshinto katana, ubu, mumei, attributed to Keishinsai Naomasa, in period koshirae. Shinogizukure, toriizori, iroi mune, chu kissaki. Hawatare: 2 shaku 2 sun 9 bu (69.69 cm / 27.44"). Motohaba: 2.98 cm. Sakihaba: 2.12 cm. Kasane: 7.1 mm. Hako choji midare, togare, nioi deki, deep ashi iri, bright habuchi, nado. Tight itame hada.
Black leather tsukamaki, well patinaed copper and gold menuki. Higo iron fuchi-kashira, and kojiri ensuite decorated with a bee, butterfly, and dragon fly in silver. The intact saya is red and black stippled lacquer. The Kaga zogan tsuba has silver butterflies, and gold lines indicating either water or breeze.
Keishinsai Nobumasa active around Keio jidai (May 1865 - October 1868) was a student of Naotane. $2,500
NBTHK Hozon to Naomasa