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Iaido Katana

Katana: Mumei (Iai or Batto)

Ordering number : 13062

Katana in Koshirae

Signature: Mumei

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 76.2 cm or 30 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.97 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.85 cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The shape is rather wide and thick with ample sori. It is long and tough looking katana.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie based gonome Gonome midare mix with ha mixed with ashi attached. There is active streaks of sunagashi and kinsuji seen
with Mune yake. Boshi is round shape with yaki(burnt mark) on the shinogiji.

Special feature : It is a fine piece which which reminds the wide and
thick Gonome midare, Sanbonsugi Mino pieces. There is no kizu or flaws. From the blade, it reminds of MIyamoto Kanemori, Inshuu Aizu Ju Kunimune, to Sekizentei Chikanori Second Generation.
There is no problem submitting to NBTHK Hozon paper Shinsa.
We also recommend this blade for Iai-do and Batto-do.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Oval shape iron tsuba with ear standing up with pattern of
hammer mark is engraved with openwork.
Fuchikashira :Shakudou Nanakoji base with mantion and flower design engraved.
Saya : Dark brown detailed ishimeji saya(a rock like surface.)
Menuki : A dragon is engraved with gold inlay.

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

Price : 500,000 JPY-
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)

-Iaido, Katana