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Katana : Mumei(Rai Kunimitsu)

Ordering number : 14599(Consignment sale)

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Mumei(Rai Kunimitsu)

Koto:Saijyo saku:Yamashiro province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki:gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 69.7 cm or 27.44 inches.
Sori : 1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :3.14 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.75cm or 1.08 inches.
Kasane : 0.79cm or 0.31 inches.
weigth: 870 grams
Era :Late Kamakura period.
Shape : The blade is oosuruage mumei(cut shortened) and on both sides are engraved dragon and bo-hi and Soehi.
Jitetsu :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach and small chikei work.
Hamon : Konie deck suguha style with thick nioikuchi and aalso ash and Yo work. Habuchi is very soft like morning mist.

Special feature :Rai Kunimitsu was a son or a pupil of Rai Kunitoshi in Yamashiro province. It is said that Kunimitsu was very skillful swordsmith especially forging tanto. His dated swords from 1326 to 1351 still survive. It was a long period of time in those days and future research will segregate generations. This blade is very healthy like shinshinto sword which looks like Jyuyo token. Anyway the blade is healthy and goodn Jigane and hamon.

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

Price:JPY 2,500,000-. → JPY 2,400,000-.(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)