Cane sword, mumei katana but attributed to Yamashiro Taikei Echizen Nobuyoshi, 18th c., tokubetsu kicho papers
Lot 2279
ECHIZEN KATANA MOUNTED AS A CANE SWORD Attributed to Yamashiro Taikei Echizen Nobuyoshi, 18th century
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Cane sword, mumei katana attributed to Yamashiro Taikei Echizen Nobuyoshi, 18th c.,
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ECHIZEN KATANA MOUNTED AS A CANE SWORD
Attributed to Yamashiro Taikei Echizen Nobuyoshi, 18th century
Honzukuri, iorimune, slight torii zori with two kissaki forged in an itame pattern of densely packed jinie, the hamon gentle notare of nie and the boshi small and rounded with a long return, the slender tang unaltered with one hole; silver one-piece habaki; 26 7/8in (68.3cm) long
In shirasaya
The koshirae brown lacquer designed to resemble a walking stick, the surface naturalistically rendered to resemble the bark of a branch, with a russet iron tip, 19th century

With Tokubetsu Kicho Token (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 360111 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The society for the preservation of the Japan art sword), dated 1978.8.26
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