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Katana: Mumei attributed as Kozori school


Katana in Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Mumei (unsigned) attributed as Kozori school.

The blade is polished .
Blade length : 65.1 cm or 25.62 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.74 cm or 1.07 inches.
Wide at the Kissaki : 1.59 cm or 0.62 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : During later Nanbokucho period to early Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is regular sized with shallow curve and Oosuriage Mumei (cut shortened)
Jitetsu : Small Mokume and Itame convined with Jinie attach. Clear Utsuri appear on the surface.
Hamon : Nioideki Choji Midare Hamon.
Special feature : This sword was appraised as Kozori school by NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Morihisa is the founder of the Kozori school at early Nanbokucho period. Generally, Kozori school are thinked as rather small size and small Chouji Midare Hamon but Yasumitsu, Morimitsu and Tomomitsu Iesuke worked vivid works.
Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin loved Kozori Kanemitsu as one of his famous swords 35 pieces. And the other famous sword forged by Hidemitsu is known as one of the important cultural properties of Japan.
This sword is having nice Jigane and active Hamon and also Midarekomi Boshi.
Koshirae :
Tsuba : Lotus leaf engraved on iron Tsuba.
Fuchikashira : Some flower design are engraved on iron plates.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : A horse is carved on fine Shakudo plate with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper with whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY ¥550,000-.