Late Edo era sword, Mumei
Ideal Tameshigiri sword with relatively new and well fitted Koshirae
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<Swordsmith and sword feature>
This Shinshinto blade comes with a almost new Koshirae which had been fitted firmly.
A recommendable Tameshigiri sword with an excellent balance.
Giheiya offers a better Togi(polishing) rate for this sword for our customers.
This blade is slightly wide and thick, Shinogi-zukuri and Iori-mune. The curve is Toriizori style and the blade top is Nakamine.
<Hada - Forging>
Kitae-hada is Itame and coarse Jinie(darkish crystal)granule attaches on the surface.
<Hamon - Temper patterns>
The Hamon is fine Gunome Choji with abundant Ashi stacked in the yakiba.
<Nakago - Tang>
The Tang is Ubu(original) and has Kiri file marks(straight file marks from the edge to the back of the Nakago). Nakago end is shallow Kurijiri shape.
A solid silver single piece Habaki with horizontal file marks.
<Koshirae - Mountings>
please check the detail pictures.
Tsuba: Round iron base tsuba, there is hummer marks on its surface and the outer peripheral with gold gilded inlay.
Fuchi Kashira: Gold gilded copper base Fuchi Kashira with Higo style "Mountain Path" line.
Menuki: Copper base Menuki with the engravings of Shishi(lions)
Tsuka: Coverd with ray skin and wrapped with black cowhide in Morohineri-maki style.
Saya: Kuro - lacquered in black.
Polish: There are few thin rusts.
Defects such as openings, chips and cracks: There is a couple of tiny and shallow dented parts.
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|Category||Katana||Blade length||73.0cm/ 2'7"/ 2shaku 4sun 1bu|
|Curvature - Sori||1.9cm/ 0.75"/ 6.bu||Mekugi (Pegs)||1|
|Blade Bottom Width||33.1mm/ 1.3"/ 1.1bu||Blade Bottom Thickness||7.4mm/ 0.3"/ 2.4bu|
|Blade Top Width||23.9mm/ 0.94"/ 8.36bu||Blade Top Thickness||5.9mm/ 0.21"/ 1.9bu|
|Weight||Blade only: 810g / 1.79lbs
Without Saya: 1,070g / 2.36lbs
|Inscription / Signature||None||Registration in Japan||11 June,1985
Kagoshima Prefecture Board of Education