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Ordering number : 11437
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature: Mumei(Unsigned)(Kouda)

Guarantee : NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.

The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki:Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 68.78 cm or 27.07 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi: 5
Width at the hamachi : 2.87 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura to Nanbokucho period.1336.
Shape : The blade is Oosuriage mumei (cut shortened) wide and thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu :Itame hada and ooitame hada convined with jinie attach and also Chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha based with thick nioikuchi and in Ha, there are many sunagshi and kinsuji acatter and also Yo work.

Special feature : Kouda school started by Konyudo Kunimitsu and continued to Nanbokucho period by Kunifusa, Kunimune and Kunitomo.
After that this Uda school continued to late Muromachi period.
This group was working at Toyama prefecture Mikkaichiuda.
At a glance, the blade looks like Echu Norishige, because of the active blackish itame hada and hataraki of the hamon.

Historical background: Tenno Godaigo moved to Yoshino.(the beginning of the Nancho government).
Shogun Ashikaga Takauji establish the government at Kyoto area.
After the Kamakura period, 2 groups devised government.

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

Price (credit card) : JPY 900,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 880,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)