Katana:Mumei (Unsigned, Hokke school, Era Nanbokucho)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:24018

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Mumei (Unsigned, Hokke school, Era Nanbokucho)

This piece is ranked as Jyojyo Saku for an unsigned work of the Hokke period during the Nanbokucho era.
Habaki: Silver single foil.
Blade length: 73.9 cm (29.09 in).
Curvature: 1.6 cm (0.63 in).
Mekugi holes: 4.
Width at the base: 2.89 cm (1.14 in).
Width at the tip: 1.98 cm (0.78 in).
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.6 cm (0.24 in).
Sword weight: 700 grams.
Era: Nanbokucho period.
Shape: Well-proportioned with a broad and thick construction, featuring a sharp point.
Jigane: Fine koitame hada, well-knit resembling the work from Yamashiro province.
Hamon: Straight (Suguha) with active small ashi, the boshi is rounded with a tightly packed yakidashi.

Features: The Hokke is a work related to religion, typically featuring straight hamon.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This sword is healthy with a mix of straight, burl, and straight grain patterns evident on the surface. The slight reflections on the ground reveal the excellent quality of this piece. This is a work from the Nanbokucho period, likely around the Enbun or Jotei era. It is a magnificent piece that we highly recommend.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata


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