Katana:Mumei (Hokke)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 21569
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature :Mumei (Hokke) NBTHK Hozon
無銘(法華)  

(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.
habaki: silver single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:62.12cm or 24.54inches.
Sori :1.212cm or 0.47inches.
Mekugi:2
Width at the hamachi:2.9cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.3cm or 0.90inches.
Kasane:0.68cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword:497grams
Era: The Ouan era, the Nambokrcho period(1368)
Shape: Osuriage Mumei, Bohi on the both sides. Kakitoshi thoroughly on one side, Kakitoshi from the middle on the other side. Typical Suriage.
Jigane: Itamehada mixed with Mokumehada. It becomes Masa-ish and Chikei comes in. Partially, Shirakeutsuri appears.
Hamon: Koniedeki-Suguha with lots of Koashi. Nijuba is visible with long Kinsuji. Boshi gets largely loose and becomes Hakikake on the tip.

Special feature: A small work but it has many changes like typical Koto.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Amida iron Tsuba. It has many lines and partial brass-inlay with patterns.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate. Bee is engraved with gold color on Kashira. Spider with gold thread is engraved with gold color on Fuchi.
Saya: Oddly painted Saya
Menuki: Iron plate. Insects are engraved.

From Aoi Art: Hock Temple was started by the demand of Empress Kōmyō, the wife of Emperor Shomu around 1,300 years ago. The swords of Hokke were made by the swordsmiths to protect the temple. This work was judged as Hokke, and it reminds of Tegai school. You can appreciate the oldness of swords with very interesting Koshirae whose motif in bee and spider. We truly recommend this to you.

NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta

Price:550,000 JPY-.

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