Katana:Mumei(judged as Kashu Iehira)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS22513
Katana: in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Signature: Mumei(judged as Kashu Iehira) Hozon Token
Signature: Mumei(judged as Jiro Taro Naokatsu) Tokubetsu Kicho Token
We have listed the top, top, top, and normal quality of the sword according to the workmanship of the swordsmith.
The quality of this sword ranks in the top grade.
Habaki: Copper single Habaki with gold color.
Blade length: 68.8cm 27.09 inches
Warp: 3.1 cm 1.22 inches
2 holes for nails
Width at the base: 2.89 cm, 1.14 inches
Tip width: 1.88 cm 0.74 inches
Overlap: 0.65 cm 0.256 inches
Weight: 615 grams
Period: Edo period,Kanbun era.
The sword has regular Sori and a slightly long kirisaki (tip), which makes it look like an old sword.
Jitetsu: Ko-itame (small itame) skin, well kneaded and almost plain.
Blade pattern: Niedeki Gunome Midare Sakasa Cyo-ji can be seen well, Ashi well as Bo-shi is rounded back.

Special feature: Kasu Iehira was a child of Ietada Kibei, who died in Tenwa 3. Kashu Iehira was a Kaga swordsmith and continued for three generations.

Tsuba: Syakudo nanako plates with gold color painting.
Fuchikashira/Kojiri and others: Shakudo Nanako base with gold color.
Saya: Black wax color scabbard with paulownia crest and chrysanthemum crest painted in gold with 5 paulownia crests on the front and 9 chrysanthemum crests on the back.
Onuki: Kirimon is painted in gold.

From Aoi Art: This work was previously authenticated as Jiro Taro Naokatsu at the same sword museum, and was authenticated as Kashu Iehira at the conservation examination.
The deep warp of the piece was probably taken into consideration when it was authenticated as Kashu Iehira.

Appraisal: A piece with a mirror-like surface and no change in the base iron is considered to be a modern piece.
The absence of reflections and the roundness of the cap are also
taken into consideration. The owner of this sword was a former
owner of a sword with rough nie and burn marks in some places.
The owner once had this sword as an old sword, and after examination it was found to be Jirotaro Naokatsu, so he put it on a small tag, but when he submitted it for examination again, it was appraised as Kashu Iehira.
I would like to recommend this work because of its interesting blade pattern and prestigious arrangement.

NBTHK Hozon Token paper.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kichi Token paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta.

Auction starting Price:950,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

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