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Wakizashi : Taikei Naotane (Kao)

Ordering number : 14607(Consignment sale)

Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Taikei Naotane (Kao)(With Kokuin-Carved Seal-)
Kouka 4th Year February(1847)

The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki:gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 39.2cm or 15.43inches.
Sori : 0.6cm or 0.24inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Kasane : 0.85 cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Edo period Kouka era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and small sakizori style long Hirauchi style wakizashi.
Jitetsu :Koitamehada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Nioideki Choji midair up and down active temper line.
In Hamon, many ash work with soft feeling nioikuchi.

Special feature: Taikei Naotane was born at Dewa Yamagata prefecture.
At Bubsei 4th, he got the title of the Chikuzen Daijyo and after that he changed to Mino Kami/ He muved to Edo and became a student of the Suishinshi Masahide.
While he was working under the Masahide, Hosokawa Masayoshi was also working together.
After that he established his own factory and made many swords.
He made Sosyu den school at Tenpo era marvelous excellent sword.
His skill is excellent sosyu, Bizen, Yamashiro and also Yamato school.
This sword as one of the top ranking Bizenden school sword.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 1,450,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)