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Katana Den Owari, Shodai Hoki No Kami Nobutaka
with NTHK NPO Certificate

Excellent solid katana attributed to the 1st generation Hki no Kami Nobutaka from Owari the  nagasa is 2 shaku 3
sun 8 bu kore ari / Blade length ~ 72.1 cm shinogi zukuri with  iori mune hada is  itame the hamon  medium width
gunome midare that is mixed with yahazu elements,the  boshi is sugu-cho with a ko-maru-kaeri Tang has 1
mekugiana, yasurime kiri biko Remarks made circa  Keicho era   1596-1615. Mounted in a nice koshirae  iron jakushi style tsuba  fuchi
kashira are shakudo with gold horses menuki are of cranes in flight, black lacquered saya, 


The first generation Nobutaka original name was Komura Saemon was the founder of the Nobutaka school which
prospered for 10 generations, he originally belonged to Sanami  school and was a son of Kanetaka . He was born in  4 1561 in Kamiuchi located in  Mino province . Nobutaka and Ujifusa made swords for the Kawamura  clan. He later
changed his smith name from Kanetaka to Nobutaka ,The character Nobu officially was granted to him by by Oda
Nobunaga .
After the death of Oda Nobunaga, Nobutaka had worked for the lords  lords of Kiyosu castle then he again moved
to Kaji present day Nagoya castle area in  the 15th year of Keicho 1610.The  Nobutaka school of swordmakers
continued  make swords for  Tokugawa clan  until end of the  Edo period. Nobutaka is a very highly ranked
swordmaker and his blades a foreknown for their sharpness and cutting ability.  He is ranked 80 in hawleys, 6
million yen in the Toko Taikan, And Jo Jo Saku by Fujishiro.  

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