A large Yamato koto tachi Attributed to the Shikkake group, Nanbokucho period (14th century)
Lot 1137
A large Yamato koto tachi Attributed to the Shikkake group, Nanbokucho period (14th century)
Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium
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A large Yamato koto tachi Attributed to the Shikkake group, Nanbokucho period (14th century)
Lot Details
A large Yamato koto tachi
Attributed to the Shikkake group, Nanbokucho period (14th century)
Sugata (configuration): hon-zukuri, iori-mune with a very shallow torii-zori and a large, extended chu-gissaki
Kitae (forging pattern): itame mixed with masame
Hamon (tempering pattern): sugu-ba mixed with ko-midare in nie with sunagashi and utsuri
Boshi (tip): haki-kake
Nakago (tang): o-suriage with two holes and kiri file marks
Habaki (collar): one-piece, white-gold foil
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 29 3/8in (74.5cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/4in (3.2cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 7/8in (2.2cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)

With Tokubetsu Hozon (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 142158 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1997.6.9.
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