Great Antique Wakizashi Nobukuni saku 信國作 signed in Shirasaya. A magnificent blade with more than 600 years in perfect condition. Part of the inscription is dificult to read, maybe the date or a cooperation with. Please pay attention to awesome hamon and good hada on the wide bo-hi blade.
Take a look to this amazing and elaborate very clear and beautiful Hammon and the perfect profesional polish on the blade. You can see perfectly the tamahagane steel, jitane, hada grains and forging patterns, the tamahagane waves are beautiful and perfect. Great curvature too. Impresive double bohi on both sides of the blade. One of the best and last in my collection. A great oportunity doing this times with almost non stock of authentic Nihontos in Europe.
Acording with the age, signature and quality of the blade probably was made by the second generation of famous smith School of the muromachi era 信國作
Nobukuni saku. Son and studient of Nobukuni (Active Period 1358-1387 and 10 millions yen rank in Tokio Taigan) who was a student from the National Tresure Sadamune 貞宗作 (20 million yens in Tokio Taigan) son of Masamune 正宗磨上 本阿.
Era: Kanshō (1460-1466)
Active Period: 1458-1467
School: Yamashiro Nobukuni
Source Rating Reference/Page
Hawley 20 NOB313
Toko Taikan ¥4.5M 480
Blade is in excelent condition. Not rust. Not hagire and not fatal damage, of course. Please see the close-up pictures for amazing details.
All my swords are originals, imported from japan during many years of collection. Hand forged samurai blades are registered in the Agency for Cultural Affairs as artwork and The Board of Education (Cultural properties protection Committee); therefore each sword has the registration card, issued by the Board of Education. Original must be keeped in Japan by law.
I send a Copy of the papers included.
Blade length:36.6cm/ 14.40 inches
Curvature: 0.6cm / 0.23 inches
Total length: 56.0cm/ 22.04 inches
Blade Weight: 304.0g
Total Weight: 527.0g
Age: Muromachi era
- Nihonto katana wakisashi Nobukuni saku 信 國 作 firmado en Shirasaya
- Periodo Muromachi (1333-1573)
- Región / País de origen
- Artista / Creador
- Nobukuni saku 信國作
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- 56×56×56 cm