Katana: Mumei (judged as Nariie)(the 66th NBTHK Juyo Token)

Ordering Number:23865

Katana in Shirasaya (the 66th NBTHK Juyo Token)

Signature: Mumei (judged as Nariie, 成家)

Type: Middle-aged sword, rated as above superior quality: Good work of Bizen.
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.

This piece is ranked as Saijyo Saku for Mumei (judged as Nariie).

Fuchigashira: Gold-clad double layer
Blade Length: 68.2 cm (26.85 in)
Curvature: 1.3 cm (0.51 in)
Mekugi Holes: 3
Width at Base: 3.19 cm (1.26 in)
Width at Tip: 2.29 cm (0.90 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.68 cm (0.27 in)
Sword Weight: 815 grams

Era: Nanbokucho period, around the late14th century
Shape: wide and thick O-suriage Mumei blade with deep sori.
Jigane: Ko-itame hada with utsuri. Shinogi-ji is fine masame-hada.
Hamon: Niedeki roundish gunome midare with ko-ashi. Boshi is hakikake and rounded. There are fine sunagashi and kinsuji in the hamon.

Features:Nariie is one of the Kozori(小反) swordsmtih from Bizen Osafune. Most of his works are Tanto, and such a stout sword is somewhat rare. The polish on this sword is very good and make the jigane and the hamon more attractive.

66th NBTHK Juyo Paper
AoiArt Estimation Paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:2,600,000 JPY-.
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