Ryujin Swords

Mumei Wakizashi in koshirae


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Blade:

Period: Shinto.

Mei: Mumei.

Sugata: Shobu-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune.

Overall length: 20.47 inches (520.00 mm)

Nagasa: 15.08 inches (383.00 mm) long.

Nakago: Ubu, 5.39 inches (137.00 mm), one mekugi-ana, yamashiro-jiri. The yasurime are only slightly sloped from kiri.

Kissaki: The boshi is kaen.

Moto-haba: 1.12 inches (28.50 mm). Moto-gasane: 0.24 inches (6.00 mm).

Sori: 0.35 inches (9.00 mm)

Hamon: Irregular gunome.

Hada: Difficult to say. Could be masame.

Blade condition:

Showing signs of tiredness in places. In reasonable polish with very minor surface scratches.

Mounts:

In koshirae (see pictures). The fittings are enthusiastically on the subject of dragons. The copper tsuba depicts a dragon and waves; the gilt design has rubbed off in places. The signed ko-gatana has a copper kozuka, of an originally gilt dragon. The fuchi-kashira depict dragons, and the gold menuki are dragons. Even the saya has a gold dragon on it.

Comments:

Probably Soshu-den.

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