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Naginata : Mumei (Den Taima)

Ordering number : 14125

Naginata in Shirasaya (41th NBTHK Juyo paper)

Signature : Mumei (Den Taima)

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 44.8 cm or 17.63 inches.
Sori : 1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.28 cm or 1.29 inches.
Kasane : 1.82 cm or 0.71 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : Wide and thick blade. Mitsumune Naginata.
Jitetsu : Itame hada. There are Jinie and Chikei attached.
Hamon : Suguha and Gunome Midare mix. There are doubule Ha and deep Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are Kinsuji and Sunagashi. Boshi is Komaru Hakikake and round shape.

Special feature : In Yamato sword makers devised Taima, Hosyo, Shikkake, Tegai and Senjyuin.
Taima school belonged to the Taima temple sword makers who were working for this temple.
The place is located Nara prefecture Taima city Taima temple.
At 1248, Taima Kuniyuki started to make swords at that place and continued till late Nanbokucyo period.
Taima school is rather different from other Yamato school.
The first stage of the Taima school looks like Sosyu Yukimitsu.
The Jigane is excellent and niedeki thick nioikuchi and strong kinsuji work.
I think this Taima temple was very rich and used high quality Tamahagane for making swords.

41th NBTHK Juyo paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 1,550,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,519,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)