Katana:Mumei (Den Tametsugu)(Gold powder signature) Hon-A (Kao)

Ordering number: AS20363
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei (Den Tametsugu)
(Gold powder signature) Hona (Kao)
無銘(伝 為継)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 72.4 cm or 28.5 inches.
Sori :1.8 cm or 0.711 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the hamachi : 2.97 cm or 1.17inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.8 cm or 0.71inches.
Kasane :0.53 cm or 0.21 inches.
The weight of the sword 640 grams.
Era : Nanbokucyo early stage.
Shape : The blade is O-Suruage Mumei wide and thick and long Kissaki typical Nanbokucho style sword.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :Niedeki Gunome Midare with small Ashi work and middle part between Jigane and Hamon. Sunagashi, Kinsuji work.
Bo-shiall is Hakikake stylre and kinsuji work.

Special feature: This sword is pretty nice Jigane and Notare, and Gunome Midare with Hotsure and thick Nioikuchi. In Hamon, Sunagashi, Kinsuji work strongly. On the ji, Utsuri appear ,active temper line remind us Go Yoshihiro. On the back of the Nakago, Hon-Ami Kinpu Mei left. but difficult to read the signature of the blade. The blade was made active marvelous Gunome midare Soshu Den style, one if the best quality. Koshirae is also nice quality. We recommend this sword with koshirae for you.

Koshirae :
Saya black roiro saya
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba with open works.
Fushi Kashira: You can often see the situation where the monkey hidden in the cave is carved high on the syakudo plate and scared by the hawk.Kashira: Highly engraved hawk pattern on bronze and painted with gold Inscription: signature: Egawa Toshihide
Menuki: Highly engraved tiger pattern on shakudo and painted with gold
Kozuka: On a shakudo plate, person and landscape are engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: There is a signature”Izumi Kami Kunisada”.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 1,400,000 JPY-.

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