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Katana: Morimitsu (NBTHK 26th Juyo Paper)


Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK 26th Juyo Paper)

Signature: Morimitsu
middle Koto:Jyosaku ranking:Oowazamono cutting test high ranking:Bizen province.

The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 75.3 cm or 29.64 inches.
Sori : 2.5 cm or 0.98 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.80 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.87 cm or 0.73 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Early Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is long with deep sori nice looking wonderful shape.
On both sodes of the blade have Bo-hi and soehi are engraved.
Jitetsu : Itame had masa nagger with jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha with kasha work and boshi is round and sharp point like a candlewick.

Special feature : Morimitsu and Yasumotsu are the top ranking sword makers in Ouei bizen school.
Morimitsu was a son of the Tomomitsu who was called Syuri no sue working Ouei 2nd year to Eikyo era.
Generally he made Tanto, wakizashi mainly and sometimes Tachi.
This blade is long (75,8cm) with deep elegant sori nice looking shape.
The blade is almost Ubu nakago.
He made sword active gunome Cyoji midair hamon but this sword is Suguha hamon elegant looks old Tachi which looks like Unrui or Bizen Osafune ….from Jyuyo token zufu.
The Jigane is marvelous fantastic Jigane and deep sori gorgeous Tachi.

NBTHK 26th Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price: JPY 4,000,000-.

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