Katana : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Nakajima Rai.

Ordering number: AS22147

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

Signature: Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Nakajima Rai.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 66.6 cm or 26.22 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.92cm or1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.252 inches.
Era : Late Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : The blade is oo suruage mumei and regular width, thickness with deep sori and longer kissaki. The blade was engraved on both sides of the blade.
Jigane :Itame had well grained with jinie attach and utsuri appear beautiful nice Jigane.
Hamon :Konie deck suguha with many ash which is soft Habuchi and small kinsuji appear in the morning mist and see the sunrising.

Special feature: The blade looks like Rai Kunitoshi healthy blade.
Nakajima Rai is a student of the Rai Kunitoshi and moved to Settsu Nakajima province. So he was called Nakajima Rai.
This sword is very healthy with long kissaki which is typical Nanbokucho period.The sword is extremely beautiful texture and atmosphere. We recommend this sword for you.

Koshirae : Higo style Koshirae:
Saya :red and black colored saya.
Tsuba :On the round iron stub, engrave 3 peaches open work and some design with gold color.
Menuki : Dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri:On the iron plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the iron plate, some flower are painted by gold color.

From Aoi Art :Nakajima Rai school members moved to Echizen province and worked at Nakajima Echizen province communicated with Echizen sword makers. This sword is typical Rai school with mixed up with Echizen style sword. The Jigane is wonderful well grained texture and nice suguha hamon with many ash soft feeling Habuchi. Koshirae is also nice without Kizu and flow. We strongly recommend this sword with Koshirae for you.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price:980,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

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