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Katana:Mumei (Taima)(67th NBTHK Juyo Token)(Consignment Sale)

Ordering number:AS24258

Katana in Shirasaya (67th NBTHK Juyo Token)(Consignment Sale)

Signature: Mumei (Taima)
無銘(当麻) 

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.
This work ranks as Saijyo Saku.
Polished.
Habaki: Double-layered gold-plated.
Blade Length: 61.9 cm (24.37 in).
Curvature: 1.3 cm (0.51 in).
Mekugi Hole: 3.
Width at Base: 3.0 cm (1.18 in).
Width at Tip: 2.2 cm (0.87 in).
Thickness: 0.6 cm (0.24 in).
Sword Weight: 610 grams.
Era: Late Kamakura period.
Shape: This piece is certified as Taima, which has a relatively long shape and is a quiet style with a large suriage and mumei.
Jigane: The forging pattern of the shinogiji and the blade is almost the same, suggesting it is mukugitae. The hada is clearly visible.
Hamon: Notare mixed with suguha, with a deep nioiguchi. The kissaki has a particularly deep nioiguchi, with visible kinsuji. There is yaki in the shinogiji.

Features: Taima is one of the five schools of Yamato, divided into Taima, Hoshō, Tegai, Senjuin, and Shikkake. Especially famous in the Yamato tradition are Taima and Hoshō, with Taima known for its deep nioiguchi. This characteristic can be seen near the kissaki of this piece. Recently, the criteria for Juyo Token have become stricter, and selections have been more refined. This is an excellent sword, highly recommended.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This Taima sword has a quiet demeanor with a deep nioiguchi, appealing to connoisseurs.

67th NBTHK Juyo Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper.
Whole Oshigata.

Auction Starting Price:2,500,000JPY

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