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Katana : Mumei(Hozon :Kouda) (Tokubetsu kicho: Naoe shizu)

Ordering number : 13117

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper :Kouda) (NBTHK Tokubetsu kicho Paper: Naoe shizu)

Signature: Mumei
(NBTHK Hozon Paper :Kouda) (NBTHK Tokubetsu kicho Paper: Naoe shizu)

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 69.39 cm or 27.31 inches.
Sori : 1.65 cm or 0.64inches.
Mekugi: 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.00cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane : 0.72cm or 0.28inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period to early Nanbokucho period
Shape : Oosuriage mumei with bouhi engrave in both side of the blade It is wide and thick with some curve.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attached. There are some chikei work seen.
Hamon : Nie base suguha with noter and gunome midair mix. There are active sunagashi and kinsuji work.

Special feature : The origin of Uda school is Konyuudou Kunimitsu. Swordsmiths such as Kunifusa, Kunimune, Kunitsugu sword smiths has been successful during this era. Especially From Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period, the school is called "Kouda".
Originally, this Uda school is originally from Yamatokoku Udagun, therefore many have the characteristic of Soshuden jigane with many
activities in the ha such as kinsuji and sunagashi. The gorgeous Matsuhi hada(literary translated "Pine skin had") of Norishige is especially enchanting.
This piece is attributed as Naoeshizu in the past but currently judged as Kouda. There are especially some mix of mokume with jinie and chikei attached. The jigane is dark color with deep nioi suguha base konie is very nice. The sunagashi and kinsuji work of this piece is excellent too.
It is regretted that there are some small flaws on the boushi area but it is not serious. The condition is fine with clear jigane. We recommend this sword.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba with Nakago(tang) is engraved.
Fuchikashira : On the Shibuichi, bamboo grass is engraved.
Saya : Black Ishimeji Saya.
Menuki : flag is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon Paper as Kouda
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper as Naoe Shizu
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)