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Kinzogan (Gold inlay) cutting test swords

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  Ichi* ~ Dewa (no) Kami ~ Yukihiro Katana, 1st Gen. (Shodai)

Made in Shinto period approx 1663-1683 AD

With rare kinzogan (gold inlay) 2 Body Cutting Test

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate

 

 

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A Koto Kanefusa KATANA, dated August 1566 AD.

W/ 2 Body cutting test (1647 AD.)

Sayagaki by Tanobe Michihiro (TANZAN)

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate

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 Hizen Saga ju KUNIHIRO

w/ cutting test

Sayagaki by Dr Homma

Published: Kanto Hibi Sho by Dr Homma (Kunzan)

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certification  

 

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Ichimonji* ~ Dewa (no) Kami ~ Yukihiro Wakizashi, 1st Gen. (Shodai)

Made in Shinto period approx 1663-1664 AD

With rare 2 & 3 Body Cutting Test by Yamano Nagahisa in 1664 AD.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate

Saya-gaki by Murakami Kousuke

Signature (mei) Translation :

Ichimonji Dewa No Kami Yuki Hiro

 

Translation of Kinzogan (gold inlay) mei:

Yamano (Family name) Kauemon (his first name of cutter), 67 Sai (67 age) Naga Hisa (given name) Kao

Kanbun 4 year (1664) Hachigatsu (August) 28 Nichi (date of 28th)

Futatsu Dou (two body) Mitsu Dou (three body) Sai Dan (cut)

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A Exceptionally Rare blade signed
G
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ū Jyūnin Sasaki Nyūdō Minamoto Ippō (with cutting test)

"Immortal Sword" with Keiki*

Personified and described in the tester's own words - to possess immortality.

With "Tokubetsu Saidan", Rare 3 Body Cutting Test, 320 + Years Old

Blade personally named by the tester, "Fujimi Hairu"*

Tokubetsu Kicho Ninteisho by the N.B.T.H.K.

 

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Cutting test swords without kinzogan (gold inlay)

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A TSUGUHIRO KATANA (with cutting test)

signed, edo period (kanbun era: 1661-1673)

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A TSUGUHIRO WAKIZASHI (with cutting test)

signed & dated, 3rd year of shoho era (august 1647)

With Rare provenance...

 

“This sword was crafted by Fujiwara no Tsuguhiro, who lived in Echizen (province). Under the protection of Marishisonten (a Buddhist diety), this sword was used for Tameshigiri (cutting test), cutting a human body several times. Mr. Ohara Matajuro Minamoto no Masahisa worked for his master, Mr. Fuji. Mr. Ohara, as a gift, purchased this sword for Mr. Iki as Judai (a treasure). Dated the 8th month in the 3rd year of Shoho (August, 1647) on a very beautiful day.” 

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KUNIMURA WAS BORN IN "YAMATO" PROVINCE, AND WAS THE SON OF
"HIROMURA", AN EXCELLENT SWORD MAKER WHO STUDIED IN "1245 AD." UNDER THE
FAMOUS "NORIHIRO", FOUNDER OF THE "SHIKKAKE" LINE OF SWORDSMITHS.
HIROMURA WHO WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED, WAS HIS SON'S (KUNIMURA) FIRST TEACHER.

DURING KUNIMURA'S YOUTHFUL YEARS HE MOVED TO THE NEIGHBORING "YAMASHIRO"
PROVINCE, TO BECOME A STUDENT OF "RAI KUNIYUKI", A SWORDSMITH OF
"NATIONAL FAME"! WHILE STUDYING WITH KUNIYUKI HE WAS GRANTED PERMISSION
TO MARRY KUNIYUKI'S DAUGHTER, AS THE SON IN LAW, AND FOREMOST STUDENT HE
BEGAN TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR HIS SUPERB ABILITIES.

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