Katana:Mumei(judged as Aoe)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: 23106
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Mumei(judged as Aoe)

Koto: Jojosaku: Bicchu
(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.
The blade is polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade length:68.6cm or 27.00inches.
Sori:1.5cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.07cm or 1.20inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.22cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane:0.59cm or 0.23inches.
The weight of the sword:770grams
Era: Around the Kenbu era, the Kamakura period.
Shape: Osuriage Mumei. The blade is broad and thick with longer Kissaki and deep Sori. Bohi on the both sides.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with jinie. Komokumehada is dense. Utsuri appears lightly on Ji.
Hamon: Nioideki Suguha with lots of Koashi. Boshi is Notare and turns back round.

Special feature: Bicchu Aoe was founded by Yasutsugu in the Heian period. They flourished a lot and many swordsmiths left unique masterpieces. We call items before the Kamakura period as “Ko-Aoe(old Aoe)” and the items between the late Kamakura
period and the Nambokucho period as merely “Aoe”. Inscription(if there is,) is engraved as Katanamei mostly, seldom engraved as Tachimei. Most works get Sumihada and Jigane tend to be Chirimen surface. Many swords have reversed Chojimidare hamon or Sakaashi. Many sword fans love Aoe school.

From Aoi Art: Aoe school is loved by lots of people around the world, and their works are very unique. Especially, their Jigane is Chirimen(silk crepe pattern). Hamon is mostly reversed Choji. This work has dense Mokumehada and beautiful Suguhadeki hamon with Koashi. Sori is deep and Kissaki is long. It is made really well in good condition. We truly recommend this to you.

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

Price:1,700,000 JPY-.

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