A Choshu katana with mounts Fujimoto Morihide, dated 1864.11
Lot 1149
A Choshu katana with mounts
Fujimoto Morihide, dated 1864.11
Sold for US$ 22,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
A Choshu katana with mounts Fujimoto Morihide, dated 1864.11
A Choshu katana with mounts
Fujimoto Morihide, dated 1864.11
Sugata (configuration): honzukuri, iorimune, extended chugissaki, toriizori
Kitae (forging pattern): tight koitame
Hamon (tempering pattern): omidare with nie and ashi
Boshi (tip): midare komi
Nakago (tang): ubu with kessho file marks, two holes and signed Oite Yamaguchi Choshu Hagi ju Fujimoto Morihide saku and dated Ganji Gannen Juichi Gatsu no hi
Habaki (collar): two-piece, gold foil
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 29 1/8in (74cm)
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 a aogai saya with longitudinal pinstripes in black lacquer, the kojiri black lacquered same with bands of kinji lacquer, the koiguchi and kurikata russet iron with a stone surface, the tsuka wrapped in blue silk and fitted with shakudo migakiji fuchi-gashira with skulls in grasses in iroe takazogan and sukidashibori, the shakudo menuki of mice on chestnuts and a Kaga school shakudo nigakiji tsuba with a full moon over autumn grasses in Kaga inlays

With Tokubetsu Hozon Token (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 154615 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 2010.5.7.
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