15-17: Katana Mumei NBTHK Hozon papers attributed to the Fujishima school

15-17: Katana Mumei NBTHK Hozon papers attributed to the Fujishima school

Nagasa: 70.8 cm. / 28 in.

Sori:       1.60 cm. / .63 in.

Motomihaba: 3.0 cm. / 1.18 in.       Sakimihaba: 1.88 cm. / .74 in.

Motokasane: .71 cm. / .28 in.         Sakikasane: .46 cm. / .18 in.

Mekugi-ana: 2

Tsuka: 27.5 cm. / 10.75 in. Shape is Hachi/Rikko

Weight: 970 gr.

Description: Shinoji-zukuri, Torizori, perhaps a slight Koshizori, Iroimune, and Chu-kissaki.

Nakago: Osuriage, Kiri (Ichimoji)

Yasuri: Kiri (Yoko), horizontal.  The original patina and yasuri can be seen at the end of the nakago as it was reshaped during shortening.

Kitae: Itame-Mokume

Hammon: Nioi-deki, Gunome midare, with hint of Osaka yakidashi.

Koshirae is beautiful samegawa covered saya with silver inlay, kojiri, and koiguchi.  Fuchi and kashira are sighed, excellent menuki and bamboo themed tsuba.

NBTHK Hozon papers from 1985.

The Fujishima school worked in Echizen and Kaga provinces from the Jōwa (1345-50) through Eishō (1504-21) periods and included several generations of the famous smiths, Tomoshige, Yukimitsu, Kiyomitsu, Chikanori, and Nobunaga.


Asking Price: $11,500


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