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Ken:Mumei (Unsigned) attributed as Mino school

Ordering number : 12629

Ken in Shirasaya with Koshirae(mounting)

Signature:Mumei (Unsigned) attributed as Mino school.

The blade was polished.
habaki:gold color single habaki.
Blade length:25.8 cm or 10.15 inches.
Era:Late Muromachi period. 1555(455years ago)
Shape:The blade is rather wide and longer sized Ken.
Jitetsu:Itame had well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture well.
Hamon:Niedeki gunome midair with sunagashi and ash.

Special feature:Generally Ken was made from Heian period as used to be closely tied to ritual instrument by buddhist monks.
I think this Ken also used by buddhist monk.
Recently it is rather hard to look such kind of Ken.
This Ken is healthy because the Ken was not used as battle.

Tsuba:Hamidasi Tsuba.
Fuchikashira:On the shibuichi plate, some birds are engraved with Syakudo, copper with gold color.
Saya:Kawarinuri saya.
Menuki:Unknown designe by sold gold?

Aoi Art estimatin paper:whole Oshigata.

Auction start price:JPY 230,000-.