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Tegai Katana


College tuitions being what they are, this has been cut to the bone, in a last attempt to raise tuition money before using it to cut to the bone, and thus precluding the necessity for a sale or anything else. 



An exceptionally fine katana o-suriage attributed to Tegai Kaneyoshi.   Shinogizukure, iroi mune, slight sakizori, chu kissaki.  Hawatare:  2 shaku 0 sun 3 bu  (62.73 cm / 24.7").  Motohaba:  2.75cm.  Sakihaba:  1.81`cm.  Kasane:  6.4 mm.  A bright strong suguba in konie deki, hanie, kinsuji and long nijuba, nado.  Masame, Itame nagare  with mokume mixed in here and there, jinie strong chikei, nado.  The boshi is a sharp V looking, with a kaeri close to being a yakizumi.  There are nijuba of konie on both sides.  Mounted in shirasaya with a niju solid silver habaki, NBTHK Hozon.  Valued at 4,500,000 yen in Toko Taikan by Tokuno. 

A product of later Nambokucho times, the workmanship is what I would have expected to see from Kamakura, this blade is stellar,                                      $7,500

Chikei.  Mokume, Masame, Itame Nagare




Long Nijuba & Mokume


Sunagashi                                        Ha Nie


Nie Nijuba





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