An Iga katana with mounts By Iga Kanamitsu, dated 1863
Lot 1148
An Iga katana with mounts
By Iga Kanamitsu, dated 1863
US$ 15,000 - 20,000
£9,100 - 12,000

Lot Details
An Iga katana with mounts By Iga Kanamitsu, dated 1863
An Iga katana with mounts
By Iga Kanamitsu, dated 1863
Sugata (configuration): Honzukuri, iorimune, chugissaki, toriizori
Kitae (forging pattern): flowing itame hada
Hamon (tempering pattern): gunome midare with nie, ashi and yakiodoshi
Boshi (tip): komaru
Nakago (tang): ubu with kessho file marks, two holes and signed Ki Ikoku Daikokusai Minamoto Kanemitsu and dated Bunkyu sannen juichigatsu no hi
Habaki (collar): one-piece, shakudo and gold
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 27 1/2in (69.9cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 3/8in (3.5cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 7/8in (2.2cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)

The koshirae comprising an ishime black lacquer saya, the tsuka wrapped in black silk and fitted with copper fuchi-gashira carved with water plantains and gilt-copper arrow menuki, an iron tsuba pierced with a paulownia leaf and carved with horses beneath willows and two udenuki ana

With Hozon Token (Sword worthy of preserving) certificate no. 33751 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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