Amazing 2 Body test Katana Gold Inlay Seisosai Muneari NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon
Seisosai Muneari, made year 1860AD February.
Muneari Was active in late Edo period and he was the student of the famous Koyama Munetsugu. His works resembled that of the Osafune Kanemitsu line and the Awataguchi tradition. This particular work demonstrates a range of work as the Kissaki is Chu size and the hamon is midare throughout with a small exception in the middle of one side. That detail is this spectacular Tobiyaki throughout. Of course this was intentional and was a nice surprise and may have been designed to distract the enemy in the daylight.
(In gold inlay) Goto Rokunosuke Fujiwara Toshitada at 22 years old tested Karigane & Taitai cuts, and cut well. Tested 1862AD year of dog, April.11
So this is quite a detailed test cut to see, the owner a young Samurai tested his own sword at the age of 22 years old and cut two bodies. One body was cut along the upper chest just below the neck, and the second body was in the middle of the chest. If we imagine this cut you will notice how high the bone density is in these areas, one of the most difficult parts of the body to cut through. It makes sense because several works from Muneari also have the test cuts from the famous Yamada school of testers.
The Saidan Mei (both side’s) gold inlay is amazing!
The koshirae is in Higo style and all naturally rusted iron. The gold inlay of floral pattern can be seen throughout and demonstrates a level of luxury and high ranking.
All in original condition truly a wonderful Samurai Katana the blade is stunning just perfect, with a hamon that is amazing.
Weight 879 gram
NBTHK Hozon Tokubetsu
High ranking Samurai