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signed “Hizen kuni Saga Ju Masahiro”肥前國佐賀住正廣Edo period, Circa 1640NBTHK Juyō Tōken  MeasuresNagasa [lenght]: 70.2 cmMotohaba: 2.8 cm, sakihaba: 2 cmKasane [thickness]: 5.8 mmSori [curvature]: 1.82 cm Sugata [configuration]Shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, elongated chu-kissaki (3.6 cm) Kitae [forging pattern]Ko-itame hada with thick jinie and chikei Hamon [tempering pattern]: Nie-deki gunome and ō-gunome midare mixed to choji midare, the thick nioiguchi shows sunagashi, kinsuji, yo and ashi. Bōshi [point]Round at the end with hakikake kaeri...

Early Edo period, 17th-18th centuryCertificate:This authentic samurai armor is accompanied by a certificate of registration as Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Shiryo (Especially Important Armor Object) no. 1277 issued by the Nihon Katchu Bugu Kenkyu Hozon Kai (Japanese Armor Preservation Society), 2020.11.01  This flamboyant Samurai armor is entirely made in true scale (hon-kozane), lacquered in black and gold and laced with blue, orange and white silk, in order to create a pattern of multiple colours,The helmet (kabuto) is of suji-bachi construction, made of 62 plates, with...

Mumei, Osafune KiyomitsuLate Muromachi Period (1392-1573), circa 1560NBTHK Hozon Tōken-Nagasa [length]: 74.3 cmSori [curvature]: 2.4 cmMotohaba [bottom width]: 3 cmSakihaba [top width]: 2 cmMotokasane [bottom thickness]: 7 mm-Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, elongated chu-kissakiKitae [forging pattern]: Mokume hada with jinie.Hamon [tempering pattern]: Gunome midare and ko-choji midare in nie-deki on the omote side;  ko-notare and gunome midare on the ura side. Ashi, yō, sunagashi and kinsuji.Boshi [point]: Notarekomi with hakikake kaen.Nakago [tang]: O-suriage,...

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