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Katana : Mumei(Hoju)

Ordering number : 13068

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Mumei(Hoju.)

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 82.0 cm or 32.28 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the hamachi : 3.12 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : This blade is wide, Osuriage-mumei Tachi with Sori and very long Kissaki.
Jitetsu : Textured Itame and Mokume and little Masame mix, with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Ko-nie based, Suguha and Gunome mix. There are Nijuha and Sunagashi and Kinsuji in Ha.
Boshi is Suguha and Midarekomi mix.

Special feature : The founder of the Hoju. started from middle
Kamakura period, and this school continued to middle Muromachi
period by several generations. 
The name of the Hoju is quite lucky name(Treasure and Kotobuki)
, so Shogun Muromachi used this sword when Shogun‘s wife gives birth, 
put the sword Hoju besides her and prays by a priest Tendai school
for easy delivery.
At Bushu Mitake shrine, one sword which is called Hojumaru is quite well known sword.

This blade has very long and massive shape, and it’s Nanbokucho period style.
This blade has typical Hoju blade’s characteristics, textured Jitetsu and glossy Hamon.
This blade has little rough skin because this blade is very old.

Historical background : In 1368, Ashikaga Takauji became the first shogun of the Muromachi shogunate.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 600,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 588,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)