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Katana : Mumei (Katsuya Naohide)


Katana in Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Mumei (Katsuya Naohide)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.

Shinshinto : Chujo saku : Musashi perovince.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 66.0 cm or 25.98 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.89 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Edo period
Shape : Regular size Katana with Sori. The Kissaki is relatively long.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Ko-Nie deki gunome midare with ashi well attached. Kissaki is Notare round shape.

special feature : This Mumei blade. The NBTHK appraised as Katsuya Naohide.
Katsuya Naohide is a grandchild of the Taikei Naotane and a son of Jiro Taro Naokatsu.
He succeeded from late Edo period to Meiji period.
He had no choice but to wuit work because of Order of abandoning swords
for the former Samurai class. He lived in Edo. He passed away on September 6th, 1905 at age of 73.
This blade is healthy and without Kizu.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : On round shape iron tsuba, cloud and dragon design is engraved.
Fuchikashira : On the iron plate, some design are oainted by gold.
Saya : Russet colored
Menuki : On solid gold plate, Shi-Shi dog design is sculpted.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 400,000-.