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368 lots | 341 with images

June 26, 2013

25 Blythe Road

London, W14 0PD United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 602 4805

Fax: +44 (0)207 602 5973

Email: enquiries@thomasdelmar.com

A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged

Lot 1: A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged

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Description: A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade of uno-kubi (cormorant's neck) form, cut with a long slender fuller along the back-edge and incised with scrolls and a stylised lotus flower on one side (small chips, worn), plain grooved tang pierced with three mekugi-ana, unsigned shakudo tsuba decorated with monsters and foliage, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with soft metal menuki, in its lacquered saya with mounts en suite 64cm; 25 1/4in blade

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A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged

Lot 2: A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged

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Description: A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon (staining, very small areas of pitting and scratches), tang signed Murashi no kami Kunitsugu, pierced with a single mekugi-ana, tsuba decorated with stylised foliage enriched with soft metal, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with chiselled and gilt mounts including menuki formed as sea shells, in its lacquered saya 63.5cm; 25in blade

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A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORD (KATANA), LATE 19TH

Lot 3: A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORD (KATANA), LATE 19TH

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Description: A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORD (KATANA), LATE 19TH CENTURY with slightly curved single-edged blade, bone tsuba grip and saya, all finely carved with detailed figurative scenes including mounted armour clad warriors on the grip and a battle scene on the lower portion of the saya, and with a single ring for suspension (the other ring missing) 50.8cm; 20in blade

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A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) with

Lot 4: A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) with

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Description: A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) with curved single-edged blade, the suriage nakago (cut tang) with two mekugi-ana, signed Minamoto Jujo ju, Nagasada kore saku, brass tsuba, regulation mounts applied with a mon, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip, in its regulation saya 70cm; 27 5/8in blade

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A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) with

Lot 5: A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) with

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Description: A JAPANESE W. W. II OFFICER'S SWORD (KATANA) with earlier curved single-edged blade of Honzukuri shape, iorimune (ridge), suriage (cut tang) with three mekugi-ana, unsigned, regulation brass tsuba, grip, menuki, in its regulation saya 66.6cm; 26in blade

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