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This piece is a relatively long sword with a shallow curve, typical of the late Edo period, or so-called Bakumatsu-to. It is thought to have originally been longer. The hada is itame with a little mokume mixed in, and the hamon has midare based on notare. The sword is in very sound condition, with no major flaws. There are marks of pitting and shallow flaws in only a few places. All of the metal fittings are original and a kogai is also equipped on the saya. The fuchi-kashira, kogai, and saya are decorated with chrysanthemum patterns and are very beautifully finished. The menuki is made of brass and has a tiger motif. The thick mokko-shaped iron tsuba has a samurai-like atmosphere. The habaki is made up of two high-quality pieces. The kurigata of the saya is decorated with shitodome and the saya is fitted with a kaerizuno. The saya is lacquered with a high-grade tame-nuri. This sword is breathtakingly stylish and shows the spirit of the samurai of Bakumatsu era.
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Nakago (Tang) 茎
Blade & Hamon 刃と波紋
Fittings and Koshirae 金具と拵え