Ordering number: 20319
Tachi in Shirasaya(31st NBTHK Juyo Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Chikayori Zo
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length : 74.2 cm or 29.21 inches.
Sori : 2.5 cm or 0.984 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.91 cm or 1.146 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Kasane : 0.52 cm or 0.2 inches.
The weight of the sword 525 grams.
Era : Late Kamakura period 1319.(700 years ago)
Shape: The blade is almost Ubu style nakago with one hole.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
and active midair Ursuri appear.
Hamon: Konie deki based wit small ashi and small gunome midair
Bo-shi is noter round yakizume style.
Special feature: Chikayori made swords at Bizen Nitta syo.
Chikayori sword maker made a few swords doting his life.
At Genou 2nen and Gentoku 4 Nen he made sword with Nengo.
He made swords with Uemon Jyo Zokumyo iri.
Generally, he didn’t made activer gorgeous swords
Fro Aoi Art: It is unusual Zaimei swords in Kamakura period.
It is quite rear Ubu style nice ubu style sori.
NBTHK Jyuyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.