Wakizashi: Mumei (attributed to Taima Tomokiyo) with Saidanmei (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number:23002

Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Mumei (Unsigned, attributed to Taima Tomokiyo 当麻友清)
gold inlaid inscription: Tenna 3 Nen 12 Gatsu 11 Nichi
Futatsu Do Kiriotoshi Yamano Kanjuro Hisahide (Kao)
天和三年十二月十一日 二ツ胴切落 山野勘十郎久英

Explanation: The result of trial cutting by Yamada Kanjuro Hisahide was that the sword cut off two bodies.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.

Habaki: Gold clad double Habaki
Blade Length: 60.1 cm (23.66 in)
Curvature: 1.0 cm (0.39 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.38 cm (1.33 in)
Width at Tip: 2.62 cm (1.03 in)
Thickness of Rim (Kasane): 0.42 cm (0.17 in)
Sword Weight: 590 grams

Era: the late Kamakura to the Nanbokucho period
Shape: wide and thick blade with suitable sori.
Jigane: Ko-itame Hada with utsuri
Hamon: Niedeki straight Hamon, and hamon is partially doubled.

Features: The Taima school is a group of swordsmiths in Yamato Province (present-day Nara Prefecture) that were active from the late Kamakura to Nanbokucho period. Tomokiyo is representative swordsmith from the end of Kamakura period.
It is rare that the Koto have Saidanmei.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
AoiArt estimation paper: Whole Oshigata

Price:1,500,000 JPY-.

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