AS22319 Katana:Mumei(judged as Nio)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)


Ordering number: AS22319
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature :Mumei(judged as Nio)

(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: gold foiled double Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length :69.1cm or 27.20inches.
Sori :0.8 cm or 0.31inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.88cm or 1.13inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 0.8cm or 0.31inches.
Kasane : 0.59cm or 0.23inches.
The weight of the sword 675 grams
Era : Around Bunei 2, the Kamakura period. Around 1264.
Shape : The blade isbroad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane : Koniedeki becomes dense to be like plain. On Sashiura, 15cm from Mune, there is a big Kirikomi-flaw. It had been possessed for a long time and there is some O-Itame, but it is polished and repaired nicely. Utsuri appears well in Jigane.
Hamon : Notare like Nioideki, Koashi comes in a lot. This work is really elegant. Boshi is Notare and ends with Yakizume.

Special feature: Suou Kuni Nio school is founded by Kiyotsuna, and there are works made in Bunei 2 and 1264. He made many Yamato-ish works and they affected swordsmiths even in the Muromachi period. There are many Todaiji-school temples in Suou, that is probably why they made many Yamato-ish swords. There characteristics are :Suguha-deki, Shirake-Utsuri in Jigane, Hamon with tight Nioikuchi, and the bright and wet Ha.

Koshirae :
Tsuba: Iron is relatively new. Mokko-shaped iron Tsuba, Kuyo-crest is engraved.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate. Arabesque is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black painted Saya
Menuki: On silver plate, family crest is engraved.

From Aoi Art: Above all, the greatest characteristic of this sword has to be the big flaw of the fight, 15cm from Sashiura Mune. We don’t know the details of the fight, but it is sure that there was a fight with this sword. It is really scared to imagine the scenery of those days. The blade is well-shaped with nicely-made gold foiled double Habaki. We truly recommend this to you.

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

Winning Bid: ¥636,000

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