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Q511. Huge Katana Signed Izumo Daijo Masamitsu

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$3,750 + Shipping & Insurance

Q511.  Katana signed Geishu Ju Izumo Daijo Masamitsu and dated Genji Gannen Hachi Gatsu Hi (a day in August of 1864).

Nagasa:  28 3/16"  71.5 cm.

Sori:  1.15 cm.

Moto haba:  3.2 cm.

Moto kasane:  .8 cm.

Saki haba:  2.5 cm.

Saki kasane:  .55 cm.

Nakago nagasa:  10 1/8"  26 cm.

Overall in shirasaya:  40 1/2"  102.5 cm.

Ubu, one hole, koshi zori, iore mune, long chu kissaki.  The hada is ko-nuka or nashiji.  The hamon is a bright and consistent nioi guchi covered in finest ko-nie: suguba with subtle hataraki.  The boshi is a continuation of the hamon ending in o-maru and a medium kaeri.  The blade is flawless and in polish.  It comes with a silver foil habaki and well made shirasaya, both in good condition, and a Hozon paper from the NBTHK in Tokyo, dated 2010 and attesting to the signature and quality of work and preservation.

This sword is most impressive with its size and heft; the technical term for the style is Volkswagen Cutter :-)  Large, ubu, signed & dated, in polish, flawless: what's not to like?  3 pounds, 6 ounces.  $3,750.

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