Mumei Wakazashi (fss-749)


A beautiful wakazashi of the Shinto or Shinshinto era. As you can see in our new High Resolution photographs the hamon is an active mixture of gunome midare with an overall elegant shape. There is ara-nie in abundance and hotsure. The boshi is a hakikake that tends to kaen on one side.  A very nice feature to study. The hada is a ko-itame with mokume mix and ji-nie appears, a beautiful swirling hada to accentuate this glowing hamon. The sword has a wonderful curvature and the overall classic sugata/shape.

The koshirae:
These are clean solid mounts with  a menuki of a cricket on a leaf and the other is a chafe against a beautiful pattern of Same. The tsuba is a clean smooth design of shakudo with a copper rim.  The fuchi and kashira are also copper in a floral motif with a horn kashira.  An incredible full lacquered saya of crushed Abalone shell to finish the mounts in true samurai style. The blade is in full polish and is fully restored adding to its overall value. The Sageo is in gold to match the tsuka ito. The habaki, is finished in a gold patina to match.


  • Mei: Mumei
  • Date: Edo (1700’s-1800’s)
  • Nagasa: 15-1/4 inches
  • Sori: 9.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 24.49 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 18.3 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.2 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
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Asking price: $2,800.00

(shipping and insurance included)

Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-749.

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