Kaga Mumei

Kaga mumei middle-late Edo period;

mei: mumei, osuriage;
sugata: wakizashi, shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, sori 1.1 cm, chu kissaki;
nagasa: 38.2 cm; motohaba 2.9 cm, sakihaba 1.95 cm;
nakago: osuriage, 13.8 cm, one mekugi ana, kiri, quite thick;
hamon: gunome midare, some choji-gunome and hako-midare, tobiyaki, noideki, and nie in valleys;
hamon is not so well produced on ura, and shows much nioi with some nie.
boshi: ko-maru with nie, and no kaeri;
jitetsu: itame hada, on ura grain is very strong with mixed black and white layers, in much of hamon are kinsuji and chikei;
Blade is from Kashu and likely to be mid-late shinto; it seems to mix features of Kanewaka and Kiyomitsu groups.
This is probably a shortened wakizashi.

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