Katana: Mumei(judged as Ōmiya)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 23311
Katana: In Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Inscription (Mei): Mumei(judged as Ōmiya)

Chukoto: Jojosaku: Bizen

At our company, we categorize swordsmith works based on their quality: Finest, Excellent, Fine, and Ordinary. This piece’s quality ranks it as an Excellent work.

Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
Blade Length: 69.6 cm (27.4 inches)
Curvature: 2.6 cm (1.02 inches)
Peg Holes: 2
Width at Base: 3.15 cm (1.24 inches)
Width at Tip: 1.92 cm (0.76 inches)
Thickness: 0.69 cm (0.27 inches)
Weight: 680 grams
Era: Nanboku-chō Period, around Ōei Era (1394-1428)
Shape: This Ōmiya blade is characterized by a substantial width and thickness, a deep curvature, and an elongated tip. It exhibits traits reminiscent of the Enbun-Jōji period.
Jigane: The itame hada (wood grain pattern) with mokume hada (burl grain pattern) is clearly visible, and the jigane has a distinct jigane (forging texture).
Temper Pattern (Hamon): The hamon displays nie (crystalline structures) with abundant ashi (short lines) and activities such as sunagashi (sand-like lines) and kinsuji (golden lines). The hamon widens gracefully towards the tip, where it becomes more intricate and returns to a gentle pattern.

Special Features: Although this piece may appear as a straightforward blade, the flow of the hamon towards the tang suggests that it was part of a longer sword. It is believed that longer blades were popular during the Nanboku-chō Period.

From Aoi Art: The Ōmiya of this work notably exhibits excellent jigane that has been meticulously polished. The jigane is prominently visible, showcasing its quality. The hamon exudes a soft smoky appearance with the effects of sunagashi and kinsuji, making it a splendid piece. This is a work that we highly recommend.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token Paper
Aoi Art Estimation Paper: Whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:1,100,000 JPY-.

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