Ordering number: 21028
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Kongo Byoei Ji Minamoto Moritaka
Sayagaki: Kongo Byoei Ji Minamoto Moritaka. Ubunakago with 8 characters Mei. Itame Hada well grained and mixed with Jinie. Hamon is Suguha, also Nagago is Sotoba-Gashira style. Excellent sword with many special features of the sword smith and the school. It was made around Tenbun period.
Length is 69.7cm.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 69.7cm or 27.4 inches.
Sori :2.576 cm or 1.01 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.98cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane :0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 760grams.
Era : Muromachi period Mei-ou era.
Shape: The shape of Nakago is called Sotoba-Kashira, this is one of his special features. Wide and thick sword. Sori is deep and Kissaki is longer.
Jigane : Itame-Hada and Mokume-Hada mixed. Shirake Utsuri and Hadame visible clearly.
Hamon :Niedeki Suguha with Ko-Ashi. Boshi is round shape Hakikake style.
Special feature: Kongo Btoei Ji Minamoto Moritaka’s founder was started
around the end of the Kamakura period and continue to end of
Muromachi period. They usually make deep Sori sword with
Suguha with Nioikuchi and Ko-Ashi.
From Aoi Art: The shape looks like the sword of Kamakura period but this was made in Muromachi period, around 1500. They usually just make Suguha sword so we think they are made swords for
AOI Bijyutasu Syosin Kanteisyo
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token