Long Sword ([Katana])


Long Sword ([Katana])

others / Muromachi

By Yūan and Kunimune

Muromachi period, 1521 (Eishō 18)


Inscriptions:銘 月山雄安国宗/永正十八年二月吉日

The Gassan group of swordsmiths lived in what is now Yamagata prefecture. A close look at the steel of their swords reveals orderly patterns resembling fine wood grain.

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