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Katana:Mumei (Nobukuni)(Juyo Token 30th session)(Koshirae:NBTHK Hozon Tosogu)

Ordering number:23795

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (Juyo Token 30th session)(Koshirae:NBTHK Hozon Tosogu)

Signature: Mumei (Nobukuni)

Sayagaki: Kyoto Nobukuni, O-Suriage Mumei
Blade Length 2 shaku 3 sun 2 bu
written by Dr. Kunzan at Kugayama in August 1982.

Middle Edo period: Ranked as Jyojyo Saku: Yamashiro
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This work is ranked as SaiJyo Saku for an unsigned (Nobukuni) piece.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length: 70.7 cm (27.83 in)
Curvature: 2.1 cm (0.83 in)
Mekugi hole: 1
Width at base: 2.75 cm (1.08 in)
Width at the tip: 1.87 cm (0.74 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.78 cm (0.31 in)
Sword weight: 605 grams
Era: Nanbokucho period
Shape: Major polish, unsigned, with standard width and thickness, and bo-hi (groove) carved on both sides.
The curvature is deep with a slightly longer point.
Jigane: Fine ko-itame grain with clear reflection, making for an excellent Kyoto Nobukuni jigane.
Hamon: Mixture of gunome midare with choji midare, including sunagashi and kinsuji.

Features: Nobukuni was a prestigious Kyoto swordsmith prospering from the Nanbokucho to the early Muromachi periods. Early works often attributed to Kanemitsu, Nobukuni, and Sadatsugu. This piece shows well-defined choji midare with small gunome midare and is enveloped in irregularities. The refined Kyoto Nobukuni jigane features soft choji midare intermingled with fine kinsuji, creating a beautiful pattern. The bo-hi on both sides adds a unique elegance to this sophisticated piece.

Koshirae: Tachi Koshirae
Tsuba: Tachi Tsuba
Fuchikashira: Kojiri and other metal fittings are made of shakudo.
Tachi tsuba: Iron tsuba with two copper fish inlaid with gold.
Saya: Seed lacquered saya with fine black specks visible.
Menuki: Features Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) raised in gold color painting.

Aoi Art’s Comment: A sophisticated Kyoto Nobukuni Tachi. Nobukuni thrived from the Nanbokucho to the Eiyo periods, but this work is an excellent example of the Nanbokucho period with a good shape. The Tachi Koshirae included is also of decent quality.

30th Juyo Token
Koshirae:NBTHK Hozon Tosogu)
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:3,500,000 JPY-.

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