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Tegai Katana

S0396

Anxious seller looking at another profitable investment so reduced to:

$6,500

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

 

               Chikei

 

Long Nijuba & Mokume

 

Sunagashi                                        Ha Nie

 

Nie Nijuba

 

NBTHK Hozon

 

     

Toko Taikan

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