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Katana: Mumei(Unsigned)(Osafune Shigezane)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 24123

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(Unsined)(Judged as Osafune Shigezane, 長船重真)

Chukoto: Ryo Wazamono: Jyo Saku: Bizen
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.
This sword is ranked as Jyojyo Saku as a Mumei (Osafune Shigezane).

Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade Length: 68.6cm (27.0in)
Curvature: 1.3cm (0.5in)
Mekugi Hole: 2
Width at Base: 2.8cm (1.1in)
Width at Tip: 1.9cm (0.7in)
Thickness: 0.6cm (0.2in)
Sword Weight: 675g

Era: the late Kamakura period to the Nanbokucho period.
Shape: O-suriage Mumei blade with long kissaki.
Jigane: Itame hada, well-visible texture
Hamon: Niedeki suguha mixed with gunome midare, with frequent ashi. The boshi is midare with Kinsuji.

Features: Osafune Shigezane was a swordsmith from the late Kamakura period to the Nanbokucho period. He is said to have been a apprentice or real brother of Motoshige.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: iron tsuba carved with reeds and waterfowl
Fuchi: Daki-myoga(Japanese ginger) familycrest
Kashira: paulownia family crest
menuki: a picture of fruit?

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art’s estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price: 950,000 JPY-.

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