Katana: Mumei (Yamon Naokatsu)

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Mumei (Yamon Naokatsu)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 69.84 cm or 27.49 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 2  
Width at the hamachi : 2.94 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Regular size, nice shape Katana.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Choji Midare. There are Sunagashi.
Boshi is Midarekomi Togari shape.

Special feature:A hira-zukuri wakizashi. The blade curves in well proportion.
Horimono: On the front, naga-bonji, drawn and patterned Sanskrit characters are carved.
On the reverse, Sanskrit characters and goma-bashi are carved.
Jitetsu: Jinie appears on the itame-hada. Attractive coarse-grained texture is
a point worthy of appreciation that is a traditional workmanship of this school.
Hamon: Gunome-midare shows multifarious temperlines with deep nioi-kuchi,
fine kinsuji and sunagashi. Sumigomori, pinhole-like points appear in places.
Boshi is in form of Sansaku. Born around 1576 in Yamato province,
Kunimichi the First learned under Iga (No) Kami Kinmichi and Horikawa Kunihiro.
It is thought that Kunimichi was designated Dewa Daijo in 1614 to 1615.
His oldest dated work was in 1608 and the latest work was 1662.
Most of his swords show fascinating hamon with strong Nie and Nioi.  
This well-proportioned wakizashi shows distinctive features of his workmanship.
Especially the texture of jitetsu outstrips one of his masters Horikawa Kunihiro’s.

Koshirae :
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Elliptical shape, copper Tsuba, lobster and bamboo grass are engraved.
Menuki : Copper, lobster is engraved.
Fuchikashira: copper, lobster and bamboo grass are engraved.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 400,000-.


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