Mumei koto Mino-den

Mino-den wakizashi, late koto period;

mei: mumei;
sugata: wide wakizashi, shinogi zukuri, iori-mune, sori 1.4 cm;
nagasa: 52.4 cm, motohaba 2.87 cm, kasane 0.65 cm, sakihaba 1.91 cm;
nakago: ubu, iriyama-gata tip, higaki yasurime, one mekugi ana, mumei;
hamon: nie-deki suguha with many ashi throughout, and abundant sunagashi and kinsuji;
boshi: midare komi, with some hakikake, and no or very small kaeri;
kitae: itame hada with good grain and much ji-nie plus chikei; shirake utsuri seen of the ji;
(oshigata from Aoi Art with permission)
Good size blade with many features of Mino-den, considered of Mino school from late Muromachi (from 1570’s).
Yasurime and style of hamon suggest Mino school, not Sue-Seki. Possibly shortened

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