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Katana : Mumei (Gassan)

Ordering number : 14024

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Mumei (Gassan)

The blade was polished
Habaki : Copper Habaki
Blade length : 79.1cm or 30.3inches.
Sori : 3.0cm or 1.18inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.23cm or 1.27inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane : 0.33cm or 0.12inches.
Era : Middle Muromachi Period
Shape : It is wide and thick long size katana.
It has deep curve and the boshi is long end.
Jitetsu : Ayasugi hada well grained with jinie attached. The ayasugi hada is well seen.
Hamon : Nie plate suguha with some clear ha. Ashi texture is softly expressed
and it is yakizume style with mixture of nijyuba in the boshi.

Special feature : Gassan was successful in Oushu( Mutsunokoku) however,
from the late Muromachi period the family line failed. On later Edo period,
the revival of ayasugi-hada was done by Gassan Sayoshi and Gassan Sadakazu.
The Gassan school that was active before early Edo peirod is called Ko-gassan.
This piece is quite old Ko-Gassan. The Ayasugi jigane is well grained with jinie attache.
The Hamon is typical suguha and the jigane is smooth as water surface.
Ko-Gassan's characteristic is well seen and it is finely made work.

Koshirae : Tachi koshirae. It is old antique koshirae
which we assume it was donated to shrine and temple.
Tsuba : Iron plate tachi tsuba. Some patterns are engraved and inlayed with gold.
Fuchikashira :Yoroi:On iron plate silver is covered and inlayed.
Saya : Red-brown saya(There are some flaws)
Menuki : Copper plate with family crest engraved.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 800,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 784,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)