Ken:Mumei (Monju)

Ordering number: AS21215
Ken in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Mumei(Monju)
無銘(文珠)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to the Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold color single Habaki.
Blade length: 36.5 cm or 14.37 inches.
Sori :0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.85 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.01cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 365 grams.
Era: early Edo period.
Shape: Broad and thick.
Jigane: Koitame Hada well grained beautiful texture.
Hamon :Niedeki Suguha Hamon.

Special feature: The hamon looks like Ken style nice Hamon.
Monju is the alias of the old Yamato Tegai school.

Koshirae :
Saya and Tsuka : Black and dark red color.
Tsuba : Mokko shape Tsuba.

From Aoi Art: I think this type of Ken was made as
I can imagine that it was a sword made for some religious ritual.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata. Miss Ayaka.

Auction starting Price:250,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction





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