samurai armor labeled

MumeiNanbokuchō Period (1333-1392), circa 1360NBTHK Jūyō Tōken-Nagasa [length]: 69.6 cmSori [curvature]: 1.4 cmMotohaba [bottom width]: 3 cmSakihaba [top width]: 2.3 cmMotokasane [bottom thickness]: 2 mm-Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri, maru-mune. The blade is wide, with a slight difference between top and bottom, thick kasane, high shinogi, slightly deep sori, ō-kissaki (5.6 cm)Kitae [forging pattern]: Itame hada mixed with frequent mokume hadatachi. Jinie, fine chikei, pale utsuriHamon [tempering pattern]: Ko-notare mixed with ko-gunome, kaku-gunome, ko-choji and togarigokoro....

An important Bizen samurai sword by the Yoshioka Ichimonji schoolLate Kamakura Period, circa 1320NBTHK Jūyō Tōken Nagasa [length]: 67.3 cmMotohaba [bottom width]: 2.8 cmSakihaba [top width]: 1.9 cmSori [curvature]: 1.6 cmSugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, mitsu-mune, tori-zori curvature with chu-kissakiKitae [forging pattern]: itame with prominent hada pattern covered in ji-nie. Distinctive midare utusuriHamon [temper line]: choji and ko-choji midare in bright nioi deki mixed with tobari-baHataraki [...

Edo Period, 17th centuryIron pierced with positive openwork designMarugata: 7.9 x 7.8 cmThickness: 0.6 cmNBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon TōsoguAttributes: Marugata, tetsu-ji, ji-sukashi, marumimi For centuries, many characteristics of the Owari school have been appreciated and held in high esteem by the Samurai, expressing their aesthetic standards. Many of Owari designs have a  symmetric design not only from right to left, but also from top to bottom, showing profound strength and dignity. As in this case, the iron plate graduates from the rim towards the thinner seppa-dai, which is usually...

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