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Katana : Mumei (Yoshioka Ichimonji) Nagamaki naoshi

Ordering number : 13367(Consignment sale)

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Mumei (Yoshioka Ichimonji) Nagamaki naoshi.

The blade was polished by the best polisher.
Habaki: gold foiled single habaki.
Habaki:gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 60.9 cm or 23.97 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.81 cm or 1.10 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period to early Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : oosuriage mumei(cut shortened)
Jitetsu :Koitame had and mokume had mixed
with jinie attach and chikei work wonderful nice texture.
Hamon : Konie deck Choji midare and Gunome midare mixed with sunagashi, ashi, Yo and Kinsuji work.
From the hamachi area and Kissaki has Shimi.

Special feature : Ichimonji is devised 4 sections, Ko-ichimonji, Fhukuoka-ichimonji, Yoshioka-ichimonji and Katayama-ichimonji. 
Some of the reason why these called Ichimonji, there is "Ichi" , "Ichi with signature" or "only signature" on the Nakago. Yoshioka-Ichomonji was a thriving during from late Kamakura to Nanbokucho period.
The blade attributed as Yoshioka Ichimonji by NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Even though, there are some Shimi but the Jigane is very attractive and nice Cyoji midair hamon. I think this marvelous Jignae influenced to Morimitsu and Yasumitsu and other Bizen sword makers.
Even though, there are some Shimi, but the blade is wonderful texture and nice Ichimonji hamon. We recommend this fantastic sword.

Koshirae : Handachi koshirae: the mounting is elegant and nice subject with good condition.
Tsuba :On the iron Tachi Tsuba, gold line is engraved along with Fuchi(rim)
signature:Bifu Junin Norisuke.
Fuchikashira : On the shakudo plate, some design is painted by gold color.
Saya : On the black Roiro saya, tiny blue shell powder spread and line design.
Menuki : I think ear of rice and a mantis are engraved with gold color.
Kojiri:On the syakudo nanako plate, gold line along with Mimi is inlayed.

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

Price:JPY 1,300,000-.
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)