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Katana : Mumei (Unsigned) (Den Unji)

Ordering number : 12511 Katana

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Mumei (Unsigned) (Den Unji)

The blade was not polished.
Habaki : Single gold kiss habaki.
Blade length : 69.09 cm or 27.20 inches.
Sori : 2.87 cm or 1.12 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.47 cm or 0.18 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : The blade is Oosuriage mumei (cut shortened) wide and thick with deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada and Mokume hada connived with thick jinie attach and Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha and noter with ash and yo work.
Boshi Togari round shape.
In Ha, there are small sunagashi and Kinsuji work.

Special feature : Unji was working at Late Kamakura perios as Ukai school.
His father was Unsho. This school's wordsmith named Un (Kumo) on the top of the signature.
So we call this school as Unrui. Unsho, Unji, Unjyu are well known sword makers at this school.
Generally the hamon of the Unji is elegant suguha with ash like Aoe school.
This blade has well special feature of Unji which is very activity Jigane and Hamon.
I think this sword is good example of Unji.

Historical background: Genghis Khan from China attacked 2 times Japan but couldn't invaded because of typhoon.

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

Price (credit card) : JPY 1,250,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,225,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)