Katana: Mumei (attributed to Den Rai Kunitoshi)(NBTHK 37th Juyo Token)

Ordering number:23868

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK 37th Juyo Token)

Signature: Mumei (attributed to Den Rai Kunitoshi)
無銘(伝 来国俊)

Koto: Saijyo Saku: Daijo saku: Yamashiro
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This piece, unsigned and attributed to Raikunitoshi, is ranked as Saijyo Saku.

Habaki: Double gold foil
Blade Length: 69.4 cm (27.32 in)
Mekugi Hole: 2
Width at Base (Motohaba): 2.85 cm (1.12 in)
Width at the Tip (Sakihaba): 1.84 cm (0.72 in)
Thickness of Rim (Kasane): 0.58 cm (0.23 in)
Sword Weight: 535 grams

Era: the late Kamakura period, around Shoan era (1299-)

Shape: Usual width and thickness with a slightly elongated tip in a polished unsigned style.
Jigane: Fine Ko-Itame Hada well-packed with Ji-Nie; reflections appear.
Hamon: Straight (Suguha) with a bright and clear Nie, small soft Ashi near the edge, and a softly rounded boshi returns.

Features: Raikunitoshi was active around the mid-Kamakura period, a son of Kuniyuki and known as Rai Magotaro, producing works of high quality and grace.

Aoi Art’s Comment: Raikunitoshi’s works are particularly noted for their beautiful Jitetsu, which has a blackish tinge and visible landscapes within the steel when observed closely. The Hamon is a straight line but includes fine details like small feet along the edge, and the presence of Nie creates reflections, indicating an exceptionally high-quality creation. This piece is highly recommended.

NBTHK 37th Juyo Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:5,600,000 JPY

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