K41. Mumei Wakizashi Paper to Jumyo, with Koshirae
K41. Mumei wakizashi with an NBTHK Hozon paper dated 2015 giving it to Shinto Jumyo.
Nagasa: 22″ 55.7 cm.
Sori: 1.2 cm.
Moto haba: 3.1 cm.
Moto kasane: .7 cm.
Saki haba: 1.9 cm.
Saki kasane: .5 cm.
Nakago nagasa: 5 1/16″ 12.8 cm.
Overall in shirasaya: 31″ 78.5 cm.
Overall of koshirae: 29 3/4″ 75.7 cm.
Ubu, 1 mekugi-ana. Fine and tight ko itame hada. The hamon is regular, gunome of round choji, nioi guchi covered in fine ko-nie. In places the heads of the gunome/choji are connected with sunagashi/kinsuji. The boshi is midare ending in chu-maru with a short kaeri. The blade is in polish and, other than for a couple instances of slightly prominent hada, there are no kizu to warn you of. Mounted in a well made shira-saya that is in excellent condition and with a copper habaki.
This blade comes with koshirae. The tsuba is iron sukashi of a dragonfly (7.1 x 7.3 x .25 cm). The fuchi kashira are shakudo with gold, quite nicely carved with a samurai battle scene. The menuki appear to be arranged flowers. The tsuka ito is intact but a bit loose (no idea why). The saya is black lacquer, ribbed at the top, and in excellent condition. There is a pocket for a kotsuka/kogatana but none come with the koshirae.
2 pounds, 14 ounces. $1,750.