Katana:Settsu Ju Munenaga(Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23747

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Settsu Ju Munenaga

We divide the craftsmanship of swordsmiths into four sections: Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku. This piece is ranked as Jyo Saku for a work by Settsu Ju Munenaga.
It has been polished.
Habaki: Plain Copper Single
Blade Length: 70.6 cm (27.8 in)
Curvature: 1.5 cm (0.59 in)
Mekugi Hole: 2
Width at Base: 2.97 cm (1.17 in)
Width at the Tip: 1.98 cm (0.78 in)
Thickness of Rim: 0.66 cm (0.26 in)
Sword Weight: 715 grams
Era: Edo period, around the Tenna era, 1784
Shape: The blade has a normal width, slightly thick kasane, and a moderate curvature, resulting in a good shape with a well-extended kissaki.
Jigane: Well-compacted Ko-Itame Hada making for a beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Straight temper line with active small Ashi. The Boshi is a single layer, with Yakiba in the Shinogi.

Features: Munenaga was a pupil of Muneshige and is known for his quality craftsmanship.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Large round with a groove, carved with a dragon inside.
Fuchikashira: Iron with a family crest carved and colored with gold.
Saya: Reddish-brown with a dragon carved in high relief with black lacquer.
Menuki: Dragon carved in high relief and colored with gold.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This is a luxurious piece by Settsu Jyu Munenaga, featuring a Koshirae that adds a grand appearance to the work.

Tokubetsu Hozon Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:650,000 JPY-.
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