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Katana: Mumei (Sengo Masashige)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:AS23084

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Mumei (Sengo Masashige)
無銘 (千子正重)

Mikoto: Jyojyo Saku: Ise
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This sword is ranked as Jyo Saku for Mumei (Sengo Masashige).

Polished
Habaki: Gold color engraved single habaki.
Blade Length: 62.9 cm (24.76 in)
Curvature: 1.5 cm (0.59 in)
Mekugi Hole: 4
Width at Base: 2.68 cm (1.06 in)
Width at Tip: 1.65 cm (0.65 in)
Thickness of rim: 0.57 cm (0.22 in)
Sword Weight: 505 g
Era: Muromachi Period, around Eisho era
Shape: Slightly narrow blade with a shortened length, slightly long kissaki, deep curvature, and excellent form.
Jigane: Fine ko-itame hada, well-forged with faint utsuri.
Hamon: Matching waves on both sides, mixed with gunome-midare and notare, with a mix of suguha. Bright and clear work. The boshi returns in a small, rounded manner in the Sansaku style. Also, the valleys of the hamon show active kinsuji.

Features: Sengo Masashige's father was Muramasa, and their signatures and nakago are similar.

Koshirae: Hantachi Koshirae
Tsuba: Mokko-shaped iron tsuba with high-relief carving of a dragon among clouds.
Fuchi: Shakudo base with gold lines around the edge. Kashira: horn.
Saya: A magnificent piece resembling the trunk of a cherry tree.
Menuki: The design is unknown, but it is made of shakudo with gold wrapping and is well-made.
Kojiri: Ishizuki fitting with Kashiwa leaf motif. The second foot is made of shakudo.
Kozuka: Shakudo nanako base with high-relief flower motif. Possibly an old metalwork.
Kogai: Shakudo nanako base with high-relief flower motif.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This swordsmith is said to be the son of Muramasa and a disciple of Sengo Muramasa, with a style very similar to Muramasa's. While Muramasa's hamon is subdued, this piece is bright and clear. Additionally, the Muramasa school is known for producing many tanto, but katana are extremely rare. This piece, a katana, is therefore quite exceptional. The hada shows a large flowing masame, displaying Mino characteristics. We highly recommend this piece, which closely resembles the works of Muramasa.

NBTHK Hozon Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Auction Starting Price:1,200,000 JPY-.

This item was sold at the auction.