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A KATANA BLADE IN SHIRASAYA Japan, Meiji period L....

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A KATANA BLADE IN SHIRASAYA Japan, Meiji period L. 68 cm Shinogi zukuri, shoji-midare hamon, nioi, ô-maru boshi, mokume-itame hada. Nakago: ubu, one mekugi-ana, mei: Sukekane (presumably Tokyo, around 1900). Very good state of polish. Wooden habaki. Sayagaki: “Presented to Mr. Henry...Bo... ." From an old Wuerttemberg private collection, assembled between the 1950s and 2000