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Wakizashi : Mumei (In the Koshirae)


Wakizashi in Koshirae

Signature : Mumei

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 54.6 cm or 21.5 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.91 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.53 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : It is wide and thick regular shape. There is slight sori.
The kissaki is long ended.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
There is stick like shape utsuri seen.
Hamon : NIoi base with grained gunome midare.
There is ashi and yo seen.

Special feature : From the jitetsu and the hamon, it seems to be a Minryushi school piece.
The skill of Miryushi Toshizashi has came down to Kwamura Toshitaka to Minamoto Kiyomaro.
From the tight ha, it seems to be an wakizashi from late Edo period. It is regretted that there is some kizu.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : On mokko style tsuba, there is a chrysanthemum engraved and inlayed with gold.
The rim part is covered with yamagane(unrefined copper).
Fuchikashira : Shakudou nanakoji base with plum flower engraved and inlayed with gold.
Saya : Kairagi saya
Menuki : On shakudou plate, chrysanthemum pattern is inlayed with gold.
Kozuka : Shakudou with a nanako ground.
Chrysanthemum is engraved and inlayed with gold and silver.

Price : 250,000 JPY-