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Takenoba wakizashi, signed sanjimei, Taira Nagamori. Hawatare 1 shaku 8 sun 3 bu 3 rin (55.56 cm / 21.875") Motohaba: 2.86 cm. Kasane: 6.5 mm. Takenoba tsukure, mitsumune, bohi & horimono. Ko-nie deki suguba ko-midare, with wide florid gunome choji midare, deep ashi yo, nado midare below the horimono on both sides. Tight itame mixed with ko-mokume hada with fine jinie. There is Rai jigane, or namazu tetsu, characteristics of the Rai and Aoe schools. So what in a overly polished blade might be considered shintetsu, since this appears to be in its original polish, must be considered an utsuhi of one of these schools. I would favor Rai. Rated Josaku in Nihon Toko Jiten - Koto Hen, Fujishiro. Valued at 4, 500,000 yen in Toko Taikan, by Tokuno. Extensively illustrated in multiple reference books. NTHK-NPO rated at 77 points, three below their equivalent to juyo rate.
Taira Nagamori was active around Eisho (February 1504 - August 1521). As of 2000, there was one sword rated Juyo Token.
In shirasaya. The missing $1,500 gold foil habaki has been recovered, so the price has been increased by $600. $10,100
Itame mixed with ko-mokume hada with fine jinie. Rai jigane, or namazu hada.
Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto Hen