Katana:Mumei (Enju)(NBTHK Hozon)

Ordering number:23403

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon)

Inscription: Mumei (Enju)

At our company, we classify swords based on the skill of the
swordsmith, designating them as finest work (最上作), excellent work
(上々作), superior work (上作), and regular work (普通作).
This particular work is ranked as Jyo Jyo saku, considering its craftsmanship.
Fittings: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade Length: 2 shaku 2 sun 9 bu 5 rin (69.6 cm) or 27.40 inches.
Curvature (Sori): 7 bu (2.12 cm) or 0.83 inches.
Peg holes (Mekugi-ana): 2
Moto-haba (Width at base): 3.04 cm or 1.19 inches.
Saki-haba (Width at tip): 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane (Thickness): 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Weight: 760 grams
Period: Late Kamakura Period
Shape: This unsigned Katana of Enju style has a generously proportioned body with deep curvature and an extended kissaki (tip). It exhibits excellent craftsmanship.
Jigane: It has a small itame (wood grain) skin with mokume (burl)
pattern and shows a well-tempered white reflection.
Hamon (blade pattern): The hamon is a small midare with ashi and the boshi (temper line at the tip) is neatly rounded.

Features: This unsigned tachi has a wide and thick body with extraordinary deep curvature and an elongated kissaki (tip).
A remarkable work with a well-balanced structure.
From Aoi Art: The Higo Enju school flourished in the Kikuchi District of Higo Province from the late Kamakura period to the Nanbokucho period. The lineage includes numerous skilled swordsmiths such as Kuniyoshi, Kunitoki, Kunitomo, Kunimune, and Kunenobu. While their styles are generally similar to the Yamashiro Rai school, the Enju school tends to have a deeper, more subdued hamon and a less prominent boshi. This sword features a straight tempering pattern with fine ashi and nezumi (mouse feet). There is a slight flaw approximately 10cm from the tip on the backside, but it does not affect its eligibility as a special preserved sword. It is indeed an excellent work by Enju that we highly recommend.

Tsuba: Mokko shape Shakudo Tsuba, phoenix and Kiri are engraved.
Menuki: Dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Aogaichirashi Saya.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:1,300,000 JPY-.
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