Wakizashi : Mumei (Mino)

Wakizashi in Koshirae

Signature : Mumei (Mino)

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single habaki.
Blade length : 44.4 cm or 17.48 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.70 cm or 1.06 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.80 cm or 0.71 inches.
Kasane : 0.60 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : It is O-suriage mumei sword with regular width and thickness. It is shallow sori wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with some minor flaws seen but not serious.
Hamon : Consisted in nie structure, it is suguha which becomes konotare to the tip.
There is nijyuba and uchinoke mixed. Boshi is notare style and the tip is “Kaen” style (The hamon is like fire frame at the boshi,)

Special feature : From the jigane and hamon, this swords reminds us of MIno or Owari swords.
There is nijyu-ba seen when looked closely and the complex nijyuba is very enjoyable to watch.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Copper nanako plate with a theme of a sparrow flying around is engraved.
There are some gold inlay at some parts.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo plate with autumn grass and autumn insect engraved and inlayed with gold. Mino Goto
Menuki : Shakudo plate with flower design engraved and inlayed with gold.
Saya : Gorgeous saya made by Malachite.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 130,000 JPY-

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