A beautiful strongly curved koto sword attributed to the Naminohira group of swordsmiths. The hada/grain pattern is Masame with itama and Shirake utsuri can be seen. The hamon is sugu-ha with ashi and sunagashi, there is nijuba which can be seen also. The koshirae saya is finished in a black lacquer.The Tsuka ito is green. There are Uma blossom design in iron on the fuchi kashira finished in the taka-bori style.. the tsuba is iron sukashi also with Uma blossoms
After the Kamakura period (1185-1333) on through the Edo period (1615-1868), the name of Naminohira was passed down from generation to generation of sword makers who lived in Naminohira, Satsuma Province (the southern outskirts of present-day Kagoshima City).
- Mei: Mumei, attributed to Naminohira
- Date: koto (1400’s-1500’s)
- Nagasa: 26-7/8 inches
- Sori: 20.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 28.0 mm
- Width at the yokote: 18.1 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.0 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: itame/masame shirake-utsure
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Good polish
Asking price: $6,800.00
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kantei-sho (鑑定書) No 354596
katana, mumei: Naminohira (波平)
nagasa 2 shaku 2 sun 5 bu han
Migi wa tô-kyôkai ni oite shinsa no kekka, hozon-tôken to kantei-shi kore o shô-suru.
Heisei jûichinen jûgatsu itsuka (平成十一年十月五日)
zaidan-hôjin (公益財團法人): Nihon Bijutsu Tôken Hozon Kyôkai (日本美術刀劍保存協會)
katana, unsigned: Naminohira
nagasa ~ 68.3 cm
According to the result of the shinsa committee of our society we judged this work as authentic and designate it as hozon-tôken.
October 5th 1999
Owner to get 4.5k maybe 4k