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Katana Rai Kuninaga, Late Kamakura, early Nanbokucho period, Circa 1332  NBTHK Juyō Tōken
Katana Rai KuninagaUnsigned, den Rai KuninagaLate Kamakura, early Nanbokucho period, Circa 1332NBTHK Juyō Tōken Nagasa [lenght]: 71.5 cmMotohaba: 2.7 cm, sakihaba: 1.9 cmSori [curvature]: 2.3 cmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, chu-kissaki (3,2 cm)Kitae [forging pattern]: bright itame mixed with mokume and nagare, plenty of jinie and chikei,Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha mixed to ko-choji and ko-gunome; ashi, yō, hotsure, yubashiri, kinsuji and sunagashiBōshi [point]: many hakikake forming kaenNakago [tang]: o-suriage, kirijiri yasurime; three mekugi-...

Akoda-nari suji-bachi Unkai Mitsutane
16 plates akoda-nari suji-bachiSigned: Unkai Mitsusada deishi Mitsutane Edo period (1615-1867), circa 1780 Literature:- Sasama Y., Shin Kacchushi Meikan, 2000, pag. 212- Sasama Y., Katchu kantei hikkei, 1992, cat. 421- Sasama Y., Kacchushi Meikan, 1975, pag. 206- Sasama Y., Nihon no mei kabuto (Famous Japanese Helmets), vol. 3, 1972, pp. 158-159 Native to Kaga (Kanazawa), Fukuda Mitsutane in an armorer from the Unkai school, smiths in service of the Maeda clan, the richest Japanese family second only to the Shogun's. As in this...

Byotoji-do tosei gusoku
Samurai armor with riveted cuirassJuyo katchū PERIODMid Edo period (1615-1868), 18th centurCERTIFICATE Juyo katchū  dated 1989. NKBRK This Japanese armor is rated juyo katchū (important armor) by the Nihon Katchū Bugu Rekishi Kenkyukai of Dr. Sasama Yoshiko, author of many books on Japanese armor. The origami is dated 1989.The helmet is a very heavy and high-quality kabuto of suji-bachi type with 62 plates, decorated with gilt-metal borders and fitted with a neck protection (shikoro) with large fukigaeshi. The...

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