AS22186 Katana :Mumei(judged as Hoju)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)


Ordering number: AS22186

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature :Mumei(judged as Hoju)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo jyo saku ranking.
Habaki: Copper single Habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length: 80.0 cm or 31.49inches.
Sori :2.8 cm or 1.10inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.22cm or 1.26inches.
Kasane : 0.63cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:925 grams
Era : The late Kamakura period
Shape : The blade is broad and Shinogiji is slightly narrow with deep Sori. Ubu shaped and it is probably made from Nagamaki.
Jigane: Itamehada flows into Masa. Jigane is clearly visible and it looks like Kitaguni-mono. It has characteristics to prove the judgement as Hoju.
Hamon : Suguha deki. The upper part is unclear because of Urumi.

Special feature: It is judged as Hoju and passed NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token. They made swords originally in Mutsu Province(present Aomori, Iwate, and Miyagi prefecture) in Tohoku region, from the Heian period to the early Muromachi period. They were called as Oushu Kaji. Hoju was one of the school from people called Maikusa. They influenced lots of swordsmiths and Ko Hoki school is said to be strongly influenced among them.

From Aoi Art: This work has deep Sori and clear Shinogiji. It has to be made at oldest from the Kamakura period, to the Kamakura period at earliest. It seems it used to be Nagamaki, it is 80cm long and looks gorgeous with marvelous body shape. Blueish Jigane is wonderful without fatal flaws. We truly recommend this to you.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Winning Bid: ¥1,200,000

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