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Katana:(Unsigned) attributed as Kouda school.

Ordering number : 12074
Katana in Shirasaya

Signature: mumei (unsigned) attributed as Kouda school.

Guarantee:NBTHK hozon paper.

The blade was polished.
Habaki:Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 68.48 cm or 26.96 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.88 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.73 cm or 0.68 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late kamakura period to early Nanbokucho.
Shape : The blade is Oosuriage mumei (cut shortened) with deep sori with long kissaki nice
looking shape.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with masanagare and chikei work blackish strong jigane.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha with thick nioikuchi uremia gokoro and ashi, Yo scatter.

Special feature : From the jigane and hamon, the sword must be Kouda school.
Because the Jigane is blackish strong and visible the see the texture item hada and masame.
The hamon has shimi (the hamon is not clear enough) but the jigane is good and remind us Norishige. In the Kouda school ,Uda Kunifusa, Kunimune , Kunitomo and so on and continued to late Muromachi period.
Even if the blade has Shimi, the blade itself good condition and good enough for appreciation.

Historical background: 1336 Kenmu 4th, at the battle of the Minatogawa river, Kusunoki Masashige was dead. Ashikaga Takauji going up from east part and fight each other.

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

Price (credit card) : JPY 500,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 490,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)