Wakizashi:Mumei(Shitahara)/(Sanjo Yoshinori)

Ordering number: AS20211
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)(NBTHK Kicho Token)
Signature : Mumei(Shitahara) NBTHK Hozon/(Sanjo Yoshinori)NBTHK Kicho
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single habaki.
Blade length: 39.0 cm or 15.35 inches.
Sori :0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi:  2
Width at the hamachi: 2.73cm or 15.35 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.05cm or 0.80 inches.
The weight of the sword 355 grams.
Era: Middle of Muromachi period.
Shape : O-Suriage Mumei sword. Dragon with a sword(Kenmaki Ryu) is engraved on both side. Very thick and nice sword.
Jigane : Ko-itame-Hada well grained. Jinie attached and Hadame is visible.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha with Notare, Boshi is round shape Yakizume style.

Special feature: NBTHK judged the sword as Sanjo Yoshinori in 52years
ago, but they judged the sword as Shimohara these days.
In our opinion, the Jigane is different at all from Sanjo
Yoshinori so we think Shimohara is the correct judgment.
The carving is very nice and rare, we recommend this sword.

Koshirae :
Tsuba: Shakudo Nanako plate, cloud dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako plate, cloud dragon is engraved with gold color. Mei: Yoshi naga
Saya: Black Kizasmi Saya
Menuki: Shakudo plate, Karigane is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shibuichi plate, Dragon in the ocean is engraved. (There is a crack on backside )

NBTHK Hozon Token
NBTHK Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price: 250,000 JPY-.

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