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    Edo Period Japanese Sword in Exceptional Condition. Nakago is marked "Made by Minamoto no Nobukuni Matasaemon Yoshimasa" on the obverse and "Tenpo Year 15 Kinoe Tatsu Second Month Day" on the reverse. This would place the age of this sword at February, 1844. The nagasa is 78cm, and the nakago 24cm. The blade displays a clear wide slightly wavy temper line. Raised gold inlay on the habaki, tsuba, kashira, menuki, and ishizuke. The scabbard is richly lacquered in brown and copper tones. This sword can be narrowed down to four smiths by this name during this time period. A beautiful example.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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