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Katana : Mumei (Unsigned)(Sukekane)

Ordering number : 12619

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK #12 Juyo Paper)

Sayagaki was made by National human treasure. Honami Nisyu sensei.
Signature : Mumei (Unsigned)(Sukekane)
Koto : Jyojyo saku ranking : Kobizen school.

The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 66.66 cm or 26.22 inches.
Sori : 2.12 cm or 0.83 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.55 cm or 1.00 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.49 cm or 0.58 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Eien period Middle Heian period.Eiei era.
Shape : The blade is Oo suriage mumei.
The blade is regular sized deep sori and utsubuse gokoro style(deep and Monouchi ares is head down style which is typical Old koto style.)
Jitetsu :Mokume hada and Oo mokume(big Mokume had) hada mixed with item and Jinie attach and also Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Suguha based shallow notare and Kocyoji, Komidare mixed and ashi Yo and elegant long Kinsiji scatter.
Boshi is Komaru with hakikake style.

Special feature : This sword was judged as Kobizen Sukakane clear and precise message from NBTHK.
The Jigane and Hamon both shows typical Kobizen school and top ranking Swordsmith.
The hamon looks morning misty feeling and strong Kinsuji ash, I fantastic scenery. The blade penetrate us by active gorgeous a peaceful piece of work.
The blade has passed 1025 years of ages.
It means that the blade was kept by Daimyo family.(according to the owner, the blade belonged to Maeda Daimyo family)
The blade was made at middle Heian period.
The most famous sword makers in Heian period are Tomonari, Masatsune and also Sukekane.
The beauty of the Jigae is like silver sand.
If you look the sword for one hour, you will remind gorgeous scenery of Heian period. At that time,The novel (Genji Monogatari) was published by Murasaki Shikibu.
The sword is Mukugitae so the blade doesn't come Kizu and flow.
We strongly recommend this sword.

Koshirae: Gold nashiji koshirae.

NBTHK #12 Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Auction start price:JPY 4,500,000-.