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Katana: Mumei (Unji) (17th NBTHK Juyo Paper)


Katana in Shirasaya (17th NBTHK Juyo Paper)

Signature: Mumei (Unji)
The blade was polished
Habaki:gold double foiled habaki
Blade length : 70cm or 27.57inches.
Sori : 2.25cm or 0.88inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.77cm or 1.09inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.69cm or 0.66inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period to early Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The blade is regular sized osuriage mumei (cut shortened) Katana.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with mokume mixed. Jinie is attached
with delicate chikei is mixed. Very beautiful jigane.
Hamon : Konie base suguha with kogunome mix. There are ko-ashi and Yo attached.
Boshi is Notarekomi style. And tip is Komaru.

Special feature : Unji was swordsmith at Bizen province in about Bunpo era.(about 1317.)
It is said that he was a little brother of Unsho.
His blade has more textured Jitetsu than Osafune school.
And some his blades are similar to Rai school in Yamashiro province.
According to old commentaries, he passed away about Ko-ei era.(about 1342) aged about 70.
We recommend this blade very much.

Tsuba: On the Shakudo nanako Tsuba, battle design is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Sasaki Jochi(Kao): On the Shakudo nanako plate,
the Samurai with ship and horse are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black roiro Kizami Saya.
Menuki: On the Shakudo plate, Kabuto is engraved with gold color.

The 17th NBTHK Juyo-token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 2,650,000 JPY-

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