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Toshu Mitsuyoshi Wakizashi

SS0479

An ubu wakizashi signed, Toshu  Mitsuyoshi  Saku/ Tempo ju ju nen ni gatsu hi (a day in February, 1840)  Shinogizukure, iroi mune, bohi and futatsubi.  Hawatare 1 saku 5 sun 2 bu (46.36 cm / 18.25")   Motohaba: 3.088 cm.  Sakihaba:   2.178 cm.   Kasane:  6.55.  Nie deki o-gunome notare midare.  Ha nie, long and short kinsuji, gifu, uchinoke, hataraki, nado.  The jigane is fine  moist itame with mokume & nagare, packed with fine ko-nie.   There is a slightly midare utsure.  In new polish, shirasaya, an excellent heavy silver foil habaki.  NBTHK Hozon kanteisho.    He was an Owari smith.  $4,300.  

 

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