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Katana: Mumei 

Order number : 15405

Katana in Koshirae.
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) attributed as Hokke Saburo Nobufusa the First generation.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to regular saku ranking.

The blade is polished.
Habaki : Single silver Habaki.
Blade length : 63.2 cm or 24.9 inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 1 
Width at the Hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.23 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane :0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : During WW2.
Shape : The blade is short as Katana, wide and thick with long Kissaki.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki Gunome-midare and Sakasa Choji-midare mixed with Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Midarekomi style.

Special feature :This sword was stored in his home for a long period after the WW2 end.
Hokke Nobufusa the first generation was called Ryoun and made many swords during war time.
If some want to ask him to make sword, he brought the sword in his stores without any signature. He carved his signature when the blade was sold and then polished.
After war end, he hided all of his swords in his stores room for while.
I bought this swrod from his home. So I can say this blade is forged by first generation Nobuhusa.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Dragon is engraved on round shape iron Tsuba.
Fuchi: Some flowers are engraved on the Shakudo-nanakoji plate with gold color: Kashira : Made from horn.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : Shishi dogs are engraved with gold color.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 220,000- (including shipping and insurance fee)