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Katana : Mumei (Hokke) (Nanbokucyo period)

Order number : 14736

Katana in Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Mumei (Hokke)

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 73.7 cm or 29.01 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 4(3 is open, 1 is filled.)
Width at the hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.03 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei, It is regular width and thickness long kissaki katana. The sori is shallow.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attached. There are some Chikei works appearing.
Hada pattern could be observed wek.
Alike the shinogiji, itme hada is well grained with Mokume pattern mixed.
Hamon : Nie Deki suguha with Koashi attached. Boshi is regularly seen. There are som fine Kinsuji works.

Special feature : Me of Kuniyasu who is thought as a descendent of Rai school who moved to Echizen province in 1314 and founded Echizen-Rai School in the neighborhood of present Takeo City or Tsuruga City in Fukui pref.
The first Morihiro is thought as a son of Rai Kuniyasu. Morihiro clan continued four generations.
The name Chiyo-zuru is a set of Japanese Kanji that means a thousand generations and a crane by word for word translation.
It is thougth as an auspicious term from ancient times and the sword by Chiyozuru school has been used as a gift of a matter for congratulation.
The workmanship of this school reminds us of Mino School or Soshu style rather than Rai School.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Iron plate with pattern engraved. The rim is shakudo.
Fuchikashira : Silver plate with family crest engraved,
Saya : Black with pattern like a wood stem is engraved.
Menuki : Silver with plant pattern engraved.

NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 600,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)