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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.


    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    December
    8th Sunday 10:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    December
    8th Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    0 Days 15h 10m 45s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: 27
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 40001-40298) - 11:00 AM Central Time, Sunday, December 8, 2019.
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Dallas
    3500 Maple Ave
    17th Floor
    Dallas, TX 75219

    Current Bid:
    $2,100
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