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Katana : Osaka Ju Nobuhide 84 Sai Kintan Showa 3 Nen Gatuhi/Tame Godaiten Kinen

Ordering number : 14167

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Osaka Ju Nobuhide 84 Sai Kintan Showa 3 Nen Gatuhi
Tame Godaiten Kinen

The blade was polished
Habaki : Gold single foiled habaki for tachi
Blade length : 63.4 cm or 24.96 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.7 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.24cm or 0.88inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.46cm or 3.inches.
Kasane : 0.49cm or 1.8inches.
Era : Showa 3rd year.(1928)
Shape : It is narrow sword in elegant shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attched. It is clear hada.
Hamon : Konie structure suguha with notare mixed.

Special feature : Nobuyoshi is a swordsmith from Osaka prefecture and was called Takahashi Nobuhide.
He was adopted by Takahashi Naganobu and was active as student of Gassan Sadakazu.
This piece was made when Nobuhide was 84 years old as a memorial of state ceremony.

Koshirae : Tachi Goshirae for Coronation of the Emperor which is hard to look for today.
It is rare piece of work with no kizu or flaw. It is exquisite work.
Gotaiden is the highest courtesy of Imperial house hold. When the enthronement is done,
there would be first ceremonial offering of rice by newly enthroned Emperor.
On Showa 3rd year(1928) November 6th, Showa Emperor has left from MIyagi to the Kyoto
Imperial palance for coronalization. There were many attendant at the time and even the past priminister Tanak a Giichi has talked to the emperor.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 1,150,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,127,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)