A Naoe Shizu katana Nanbokucho period (14th century)

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Lot 1128
A Naoe Shizu katana
Nanbokucho period (14th century)

Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

8 Oct 2013, 13:00 EDT

New York

A Naoe Shizu katana
Nanbokucho period (14th century)
Sugata (configuration): honzukkuri, iorimune, chugissaki, slight koshizori
Kitae (forging pattern): flowing itame hada with visible jinie
Hamon (tempering pattern): komidare mixed with choji gunome, with aranie, utsuri and sunagashi
Boshi (tip): komarue
Nakago (tang): osuriage with kiri file marks and two holes
Habaki (collar): two-piece gold-foil
Nagasa (length from tip to beginning of tang): 24 1/16in (61.1cm)
Motohaba (width at start of tempered edge): 1 1/16in (2.69cm)
Sakihaba (width before tip): 3/4in (1.9cm)
In shirasaya (wood storage scabbard) with attestation by Tanobe Michihiro

With Tokubetsu Hozon Token (Sword especially worthy of preserving) certificate no. 140364 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1995.4.14.

And with additional recommendation for submission to Juyo Kantei.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex Col. Dean S. Hartley collection

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this sword is actually 28in (71.1cm) long.
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