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Ken: Mumei Yamato Ko-Ken

Ordering number : 14825

Ken in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Mumei Yamato Ko-Ken

Sayagaki: Yamato Ko-Ken Tadashi Mumei Nari Hocho 7sun 4bu Ari Kanzan shi.

Explaination: Yamato Ko-Ken, Mumei(unsigned) blade length is 22.42cm. by Kanzan

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 22.4 cm or 8.81 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.11 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Kamakura period.
Shape : Gomabashi and Bo-Hi are engraved. Wide and thick Ken.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained and mixed Masame Hada.
There are Jinie and Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki Suguha base. There are fine Notare.
In Ha, there are Ko-Ashi, double Hamon, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.

Special feature : This is wide and thick Yamato Ko-Ken.
This kind of Ken has used in shrines and temples by monk.
Most Ken are Mumei. Senjuin, Hosho, Taima, Tegai and Shikkake school makes such kind of Ken. It is thought that there are many shrines and temples in Yamato.
This blade has small Kizu. But it is not serious.
The works is exquisitely-executed.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.

Price :350,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)