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Katana : Mumei(attributed as Hokke Saburo Nobufusa

Ordering number : 10277

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature : Mumei(attributed as Hokke Saburo Nobufusa first generation)

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 64.8 cm or 25.51 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.10 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Syowa period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu : Item had well grained with masanagare with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : Nioideki sakasa cyoji midair with rather deep nioikuchi bright hamon with sunagashi

Special feature : Recently sizable swords made before the end of the Second World War appeared by chance.
Hokke Saburo Nobufusa made them during wartime. He passed away before cutting the signature and unfinished swords were left untouched after his death.
The Hokke family kept them in Miyagi pref. Hokke Saburo Nobufusa who made this sword worked in prewar days and during the war.
He learned at Ichiryusai Sadatoshi and went under the name of Ryoun.
Nobufusa’s son and grandson succeeded to the swordsmith name Nobufusa.
The present Nobufusa also participates actively making highly–motivated swords.
He was designated an intangible cultural assets of Miyagi pref.
He is good at making traditional Masame-hada of the Yamato School called Hosho-utsushi.
The Nobuhusas are highly admired for generations from the Namboku-cho period until today.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price:JPY 180,000-. (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)