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Katana: Mumei attributed as Aoe school The 13th Juyo Token paper


Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae. (#13th Juyo Token paper) (consignment sale)
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) attributed as Aoe school
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.

The blade is polished by highest polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 68.9 cm or 2.71 inches.
Sori : 1.52 cm or 0.60 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.18 cm or 1.25 inches.
Kasane : 0.84 cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : Shobu Zukuri style with wide thick blade, shallow curved Naginata Naoshi (fixed from Naginata) Osuriage Mumei.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained with Jinie attach and Chirimen-hada appear on beautiful aoe texture with Jifu Utsuri.
Hamon : Konie-deki Suguha with small Choji, Gunome, Sakasa Choji-midare mixed and Boshi turns Yakizume style.
Special feature : This blade is typical Naginata Naoshi style.
We can figure out that the blade should be Kanmuri Otoshi style, because we can find tracesmarks of Soe-Hi around Habaki.
Aoe Chirimen-hada is so beautiful is so beautiful and elegant Suguha with many activities in Hamon.
Such Aoe blade keeping nice condition are so hard to find in sword market in Japan recently. We strongly recommend this excellent sword for you.

Koshirae :
Saya : Black Roiro Saya with a lot of boubles hollows appear.
Tsuba : Rim rised up and some design are engraved open work on Shakudo Nanakoji plate with gold color.
Menuki : Shishi dog curved on solid gold plate.
Fuchi : Some designs are painted with gold color on Shakudo plate.
Kashira : Vine carved on Shakudo Nanakoji plate.

The 13th Juyo Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

(*In order to make a payment to consignor from us immediately after the item has been sold, we cannot accept cancellation on items indicated as ‘consignment sale’ for any reason. Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation.)

Price : 2,500,000 JPY

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