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    National Treasure Smith, Featured in Tom Cruise Film The Last Samurai.

    A Remarkable Contemporary Japanese Katana by The Living National Treasure Yoshihara Kuniiye.

    The deeply curved blade with 72.5 cm cutting edge and exuberant choji midare hamon with ahashi. Finely executed itame hada and masterfully carved long bo-hi. Ubu nakago with 7 character with Yoshihara signature and date. Condition of blade as new in perfect best quality polish, tang in mint and magnificent sword with gold foil wrapped habaki, no flaws. Exemplifies the reason that Yoshihara is in deed a National Treasure embodying all that is transcendent about the Japanese sword. Contained in honoki wood shirasaya.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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