Tachi: Mumei(Unsigned)(transmitted as Sairen)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 23521

Tachi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Inscription: Mumei(Unsigned)(transmitted as Sairen 西蓮)

(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.

Sayagaki by Tanobe Tanzan(translation):
Almost ubu-nakago blade of Sairen, who was said to be the son of Ryosai and the father of Jitsua. The jigane of this blade shows characteristics of ancient blades from Kyushu area.

Habaki: gold-plated double habaki
length: 72.6 cm (28.6 in)
Curvature: 2.6 cm (1.02 in)
Mekugi Hole: 2
Width at Base: 2.9 cm (1.1 in)
Width at Tip): 1.8 cm (0.7 in)
thickness: 0.7 cm
Weight: 575 grams

Era: the late the Kamakura period, circa 1299
Shape: almost ubu-nakago blade with deep curve and long kissaki. Bo-hi is carved on the both sides of blades.
Jigane: Itame hada and Mokume hada are mixed with jinie and whitish utsuri. A lot of kinsuji are in the hanon.
Hamon: Niedeki suguha with ko-ashi. Boshi is rounded and hakikake style.

Features: Koto: Jyo Jyo saku: Chikuzen
Sairen was active in the mid to late Kamakura period in the Chikuzen area (present Fukuoka pref). The fine jigane that is mix of itame and mokume is a characteristics of ancient swords from Kyushu area. The almost ubunakago shapes indicates that it has been cherished almost unaltered since the Kamakura period to the present day.

NBTHK tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi-Art estimation Paper
whole oshigata

Price:1,600,000 JPY-.

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