Katana: Mumei ( Echizen Seki) 

Ordering number: AS19595
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae
Signature : Mumei (attributed as Echizen seki) 
無銘 越前関

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold color single habaki.
Blade length: 62.6cm or 24.64inches.
Sori: 1.6 cm or 0.62inches.
Mekugi: 2
Width at the hamachi: 2.9 cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.02 cm or 0.79inches.
Kasane:0.6cm or 0.23inches.
The weight of the sword:675grams.
Era: The Kanbun era, the Edo period
Shape: Slightly short, but broad and normally thick blade with adequate Sori and slightly longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful texture.
Hamon: Suguha from Hamachi, and after that Gunomemidare with lots of active Ashi and Sunagashi. Boshi becomes Hakikake while being round.

Special Feature: It seems like late generations of Kanewaka, but Tsuruta thinks that it is by Echizen Shinto.

Koshirae:
Nobinakago Tsuba which had been taken care of very well. The holes for Kozuka/Kogai are inlayed with gold. Mei says“??Ju ??Yoshi“. Genuine.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate. Family crest is engraved with gold.
Saya: Dark brown Saya with black lines.
Menuki: On Shakudo plate, patterns are engraved with gold.

From Aoi Art: This work is Mumei, but according to the quality, shape, and chaotic Hamon(Midare), remind us of late generations of Kanewaka, but Tsuruta thinks that it could be Echizen-Seki. It has Koshirae and beautifully gorgeous Hamon. We truly recommend this one for you.

NBTHK Hozon Token guaranteed
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price:290,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction



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