Mumei Daito (fss-751)


An outstanding katana which appears to be from the shinto period. This sword reminds one of a Bizen katana.  This blade has the typical characteristics of blades made in the shinto era. It also has a
longish Kissaki and attractive Sori and frosted in nie. The activities in Ha are very beautiful with ji-nie . The hamon is an attractive large  gunome choji midare in a notarish pattern.. There is wide ashi to be found. The hada is covered in ji-nie and is an itame mixed with beautiful mokume swirls..  A beautiful ubu with one hole katana this sword from the shinto era boasts of classical like work . The hada has a dense itame and mokume with and a whitish jigane and the hamon is a  gunome/choji midare.. Ko-nie layers the entire hamon blanketing the nioi-guchi.  This katana is very sound and healthy and a beauty.. The blade is wide and has a wonderful curvature that reminds one of the older schools. The quality of the sword is also outstanding. The hamon is bright and has very good activity. The hada is very wet looking and is forged well with much ji-nie and slight shirakke appears. The overall feel of this blade is one of a well balanced beautiful katana and is very sharp. The hamon is frosted with nioi and the hada is a   itame and mokume.  The koshirae is clean and fundamental with menuki of shi-shi motif . The tsuba is a picturesque depiction of a bird in gold surrounded by trees and fauna in gold inlay on iron. A black lacquered saya which is original with matching kojiri in silver with butterfly.The codger on the saya matches the fuchi kashira and is a set.  The fuchi Kashira are also of floral motif and silver with soft metal . The blade is in full polish. The habaki is gold foiled. The sageo is gold and the tsuka-ito is black. A wonderful package to a splendid blade.

We recommend submitting this sword for Shinsa.  We can handle this in August as a shinsa will be held in California this year.

  • Mei: Mumei
  • Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
  • Nagasa: 28 inches
  • Sori: 26.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 30.0 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 21.4 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.2 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame/mokume
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good polish
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This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
On Hold

Asking price: $8,200.00

(shipping and insurance included)

Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-751.

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