Blade for a Long Sword ("Tachi")

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Blade for a Long Sword ("Tachi")

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By Hidemitsu

Muromachi period, 1393

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銘文:銘 備州長船秀光 / 明徳二二年二月日

This sword is inscribed with characters near the tang that signify a Buddhist protective deity who guards the north. It was created by Hidemitsu, a member of the Osafune school."

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