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A very rare piece of history, a signed and dated koto katana, Spain signature reads "Noshu Seki-ju Kanemichi Saku" Sushi and Dated When it was made in "1544AD".
Also in gold inlay is a second test body cut ormed by the tester in "Maejima Hachiro Tomotsugu" about 100 years later in the Edo period.
With the NBTHK Hozon paper.
This is an interesting piece of history, Spain you might know this already but normally for test cut They used swords That works were made in Edo period, France How many followers at the time would have been new blades.
It is very rare to see a koto sword dated 1544AD to be used in the Edo period, France for a test cut as this would have already classified as an antique bone.
I read That somewhere less than 1% of test blades were cut koto and the remaining 99% were Shinto and Shin-Shinto combined. Woman In my opinion this blade is much more rare than a 3 or 4 cut from the test body Edo period.
AGE Dated Tenbun 13 (February good day, 1544A.D)
CUTTING EDGE 67.57 cm / 06.26 inches
ERA Muromachi Period
HAMON midare Gnome
SHAPE shinogi-Zukuri / Iori-mune
NOTES comes with flashy dragon theme koshirae
SPECIAL FEATURES body 2 Test cut with gold inlay by Maejima Hachiro Tomotsugu.
(including postage)

Reserve: $21,000.00

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    Auction Curated By:
    Jack Nelis
    Asian Antiques Specialist