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Katana : Hitachi no kami Muneshige

Ordering number : 13733(Consignment Sale)

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)

Signature: Hitachi no kami Muneshige

Shinto: Chujyosaku
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.51cm or 28.15inches.
Sori : 1.65cm or 0.65inches.
Mekugi: 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.02cm or 1.19inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.98cm or 0.78inches.
Kasane : 0.75cm or 0.3inches.
Weight of only blade:725g
Era : Edo Genroku period.
Shape : It is 4cm Suriage Machiokuri(cut shorten) piece.
Jitetsu : Itamehada with mixture of mokume hada well grained.
There is clear o-hada appearing.
Hamon :Nie ground with mixture of gunome. Ashi and yo is well attached.

Special feature : There are two generations of Settsu Hitachi
no kami Muneshige. This is wide and thick sword
with many activities such as ashi and yo.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :Shakudou plate with silver rim covered.
There is a design of flower engraved in open work.
Fuchikashira :Shakudou plate with wave pattern engraved and inlayed with gold.
Saya : Black uniquely painted saya
Menuki : Shakudou plate with dragonfly engraved.
Some parts are inlayed with gold.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 450,000 JPY-
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)