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Katana: Mumei(Harima Daijyo Shigetaka) 2nd generation.


Katana in Shirasya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature: Mumei(Harima Daijyo Shigetaka) 2nd generation.

shinto:Chujyo saku : Echizen province.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 71.9 cm or 28.30 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi: 2
Width at the hamachi :2.81 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.87 cm or 0.73 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
Weight of only blade: around755 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is suriage mumei(cut shortened unsigned blade)
with small sori and longer kissaki which looks like Kanei era.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon :Niedeki round shape gunome midair up and down with thick nie.
Boshi is round shape.

Special feature : First generation Harima daijyo Shige taka's
hamon is very similar with first generation Yasutugu.
I think this sword is second generation Shigetaka.
The blade is thick nioikuch gunome midair.
The sword was polished and suitable for Kaisyo (appreciation) and hog ranking Iai practice.
We recommend this sword for you.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :On the oval shape iron stub, some insect which is called Mukade in Japanese is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira :On the shibuichi plate, some flowers are engraved with gold color.
Saya : On the black saya, brown red stripe color painted.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, aoi flowers are engraved with Tokin(inlay).
Kojiri:Kurikata:On the shibuichi plate, some flowers are engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 470,000 JPY-