Katana: Mumei (Ko-Uda)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 22183

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature :Mumei (Ko-Uda)
無銘(古宇多)   

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki:Gold collor double habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 69.1cm or 27.2 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.93 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane :0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 680 grams
Era : Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei sword with regular width and thickness.
Sori is deep and Kissaki is longer.
Jigane : Itame-Hada well grained, There are some O-hada. Chikei also visible.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha with Ko-Ashi.
Boshi is Midare-Komi Hakikake style.Nijuba, Sunagashi and Kinsuji also worked.

Special feature: Uda school was worked during end of Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period.
Kunifusa, Kunimune, Kunitsugu are some of famous sword smiths.

Koshirae :
Tsuba: Hexagonal Tsuba, some patterns are engraved, Owari style Tsuba.
Saya: Black Saya with Kizami.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate, patterns are engraved.
Menuki: Leave and some fruits are engraved with gold color.

From Aoi Art: This sword was made around end of Kamakura period to early
of Nanbokucho period. Ko-Uda swords are rare these days and
the prices also increasing. The sword also go with Higo-style Koshirae.
We strongly recommend you this sword.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price: 950,000 JPY-.

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