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Katana : Mumei(Gassan)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:AS24335

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshiare(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)

Signature : Mumei(Gassan)
無銘(月山)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: single copper Habaki with gold color.
Blade length : 70.0 cm or 27.55 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.0cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane :0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Middle Muromachi period.
Shape : Suriage Mumei Katana, regular width and thickness with deep Sori, longer Kissaki. There are Bo-Hi on the both side of the blade.
Jitetsu : Ayasugi Hada(Gassan Hada)
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with Gunome Midare.
There are Hajimi near the Habaki part.
Boshi is pointed shape.

Special feature : The ancestors of Gassan are said to be quite old and have been making swords since the Nara period (710-794), but it is said that the time of full-fledged inscription was around the middle of the Muromachi period (1333-1573).

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Iron Tsuba, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Menuki: dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Saya: cloud design

From Aoi Art: Gassan forms a unique geological feature called twilled cedar skin. It is said that after the Fujiwara clan was destroyed by Minamoto no Yoritomo, they relied on Haguro Yambushi to go to Dewa and changed the name of the sword to Tsukiyama. In the mid-Muromachi period (1336-1573), it became customary to write "Gassan" on the swords dedicated to Haguro Gongen, and at that time, there were many such swords as Chikanori, Yukitsune, and Toshitsune. This sword with twilled cedar skin was eventually lost, but was revived by a Shinshinto, Gassan Sadakazu. This piece is a rare Ko-Gassan and is long enough to be recommended.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Auction Starting Price:950,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction