A shinshinto katana in mounts
By Taikei Naotane, dated 1836
Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, torii-zori, chu-gissaki forged in ko-itame with a choji-gunome-midare tempered edge, the boshi midare-komi, tang ubu, kuri-jiri with one hole and kessho file marks, signed
Soji Chikuzen Daijo Taikei Fuji Naotane and kao and dated Tempyo shichi-nen chushu (Mid-autumn 1836); one-piece, gilt-copper habaki; 27 1/8in (69cm) long
Koshirae comprising a black-lacquer saya and a tsuka wrapped in green doe-skin, mounted with copper, shakudo and gold menuki of tigers or Nue and iron tsuchime-ji fuchi-gashira decorated with Noh masks and accouterments in iroe taka-zogan; an iron sukashi tsuba carved with water wheels
- Please note that this sword is after Taikei Naotane.