This early sword comes in koshirai and is in a fine polish. The work on this sword is very elegant. The hamon is a saka-choji with profuse nie peppering the entire surface. In the hamon you can see tsunagashi and kinsuji with a well defined habuchi with much ko-nie to frost the top. The hada is well forged and beautiful in very good shape for an older sword with longish wavy masame running here and there entwined with itame and mokume. Ji-nie appears. The style is that of shinogi-zukuri. midare-komi appears in the boshi and the sword has an older feel to it. To say the sword is covered in ji-nie is an understatement. The nie litters the entire sword. The sword has a mino school feel to it but may also be from the owari school. This blade should be submitted to shinsa to add more value and for an official appraisal of this sword.
The mounts are of Dragonfly theme. According to legend, a dead soul can take the shape of a dragonfly, especially during Bon, the Buddhist Day of the Dead.
The koshirae is a well made functional utility with a speckled lacquer of red. The menuki are of bees. The sageo as well as the tsuka-Ito are of a royal blue with aged same. The tsuba is of iron with dragonfly motif. The fuchi/kashira are also dragonfly themed. The habaki is a beautiful gold gilted and fluted in style as well as the seppa.
- Mei: Mumei
- Date: Late Edo (1700’s-1800’s)
- Nagasa: 27-3/8 inches
- Sori: 12.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 31.5 mm
- Width at the yokote: 20.9 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.0 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: suriage
- Kitae: Itame/mokume
- Hamon: saka-choji
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Very nice sashikomi polish
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