Tachi signed Bishu Osafune Morikage, dated 1361, blade 81 cm, NBTHK Hozon Origami
Lot 1139
A Bizen tachi By Morikage, date 1372
Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium
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A Bizen tachi
By Morikage, date 1372
Sugata (configuration): hon-zukuri, iori-mune koshi-zori, ko-gissaki
Kitae (forging pattern): flowing itame mixed with masame
Hamon (tempering pattern): ko-choji-midare in nie with sunagashi and ashi
Boshi (tip): sugu-ba, ko-maru
Nakago (tang): ubu with two holes and indistinct file marks, signed Bishu Osafune []kage (Morikage) and dated Oan go-nen hachi-gatsu bi (A day in the eighth month of 1372)
Habaki (collar): two-piece, silver-foil
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 31 1/8in (79cm)
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 Hozon Token (Sword fitting worthy of preserving) certificate no. 333720 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1994.3.16.
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