Ordering number: 18227
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei attributed as Iwai Nobuzure
Saayagaki was done by Dr Kanzan,
Naoe shizu oosuriage mumei hacyo:2 syaku 2sun 8bu
Showa Kinoene Showa 47(1972) aki Kicchijitsu.
Explanation:Dr Kanzan judged this sword as Aoe the length is 27,12 inches Syow Kinoene Syowa 47(1972) Autmn lucky day.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-Kyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper single habaki.
Blade length : 69.0 cm or 27.17 inches.
Sori :1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.82cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 670 grams.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumey (unsigned)
Jigane :Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed
with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon :Nie deki Gunome midare and choji midare mixed and in Ha,
sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is midarekommi round shape.
Special feature: Even though Dr Kanzn wrote the Sayagaki as Aoe
but NBTHK judged as Iwai Nobuzure. On the sword appear small Utsuri.
Our shop Aoi Art will sell this sword as Iwai Nobuzure.
Iwai nobuzure: He kived Oosaka and studied under the Kurihara Nobuhide.
It means a stream of Kiyomaro.
The Jigane is quite nice and active temper line.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.