Katana:Mumei(judged Osafune Yoshikage)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS22710
Katana in Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Mumei(judged Osafune Yoshikage)

Sayagaki(translation): Osuriage Mumei. Ita/Mokumehada with Midare Utusri. Ko-Notare and Ko-Gunome, Ko-Choji Hamon. As a whole, Midare is made of small particles with Konie. Those characteristics are often seen in works from the mid/late Nambokucho period and judged as Yoshikage. He was from Chikakage school and worked with Morikage. Blade Length- 2 Shaku 4 Sun 1 Bu and more. Written by Tanzan(Kao)

(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: Gold foiled double Habaki
The blade is polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length:73.2cm or 28.81inches.
Sori:2.5cm or 0.98inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.94cm or 1.15inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.87cm or 0.73inches.
Kasane:0.75cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:775grams
Era: The mid Nambokucho period
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is dense. Beautiful Jigane with Utsuri on the both sides.
Hamon: Niedeki, strong Nioi, Gunomemidare with lots of Koashi and Yo. Kissaki is like Yakizume.

Koshirae: Itomaki Tachi Koshirae
Whole set metal fittings: Shakudo-Nanako plate. 3-leaf Aoi(althea) crests are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Gold Nashiji Saya with Makie of 3-leaf Aoi crests.

Special feature: Bizen Kuni Osafune Yoshikage is said to be a son of Chikakage. Typical Hamon is Gunome with changes and Choji with Utsuri. These characteristics are also typical to Chogi school.

From Aoi Art: It is sad to have small Kizu at 5cm from the Yokote on the back, but it is not so conspicuous. Hamon is very beautiful. We truly recommend this to you.

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

Auction starting Price:1,750,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

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