Ordering number: AS20536
Yari in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)

Signature: Muramasa

AOI Bijyutasu Syosin Kanteisyo NBTHK Hozon Token
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length: 20.4 cm or 8.03 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi:2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword: 125g grams.

Era : Muromachi period Shocho era.
Shape: The Yari was cut shortened to use as Ken. Left the signature Muramasa.
Characters and Gomahashi are engraved.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon :Nie deki round shape Gunome Midare.

Special Feature : Muramasa was born and raised in Ise, Kuwana province. He’s the son
of Nosyu Akasaka Sahei Kanemura.
His swords, especially in terms of Hamon and Jigane, have a lot in common with Heianjo
Nagayoshi. They must be had a close relationship.
Muramasa’s swords are known for the high cutting ability and regarded as cursed
swords because the grandfather of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Kiyoyasu and his father Hirotada was killed
by Muramasa’s sword. When Ieyasu become the head of the Tokugawa family, his first son Nobuyasu also was killed by a Muramasa sword.
For these reasons, the Tokugawa family disliked Muramasa swords and many Daimyo families erased or altered the signature of
their Muramasa swords.

From Aoi Art: Muramasa sword’s price is rising these days. This Yari(Ken) is a genuine work without any mistakes. Muramasa usually makes Tanto and there are a few Katana and Yari. There are two sides on the front and also 2 sides on the back. The blade pattern of the front and the back is the same at all. We strongly recommend this wonderful masterpiece.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 1,450,000 JPY-.

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