Ordering Number: 23511
Katana in shirasaya(47th NBTHK Juyo Token)
(Gold inlay) Nagamori 長守
Honna (Kao) 本阿
Bizenko Koku Osafune Nagamori Koichi gold inlay
This is beautiful work.
Written on the fortunate day in 1981 by Honami Nissyu.
Our company categorizes swords based on their craftsmanship as top-notch, excellent, high-quality, and standard. This sword is classified as top-notch t work.
Habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade Length: 66.7 cm (26.3 in)
Curvature: 1.4 cm (0.6 in)
Mei-Nail Holes: 3 (2 filled)
Width at Base: 3.04 cm (1.2 in)
Width at Tip: 2.2 cm (0.9 in)
Thickness: 0.66 cm (0.3 in)
Sword Weight: 785 grams
Era: Nanbokucho era
Shape: The wide o-suriage mumei sword with deep curve and long kissaki.
Jigane: Itame-hada and Mokume-hada are mixed with chikei. There is utsuri in the jigane.
Hamon: Irregularly varied midare Hamon with ashi. Sunagashi and Kinsuji in the hamon.
Nagamori was said to have been a disciple of Osafune Chogi, but he were from the same period according to the chronology of the extant work with inscription of year. The Nanbokucho was a period when there were two emperors and two different year names existed, and both Nagayoshi and Nagamori often adopted the year name of Nancho(Southern Dynasty). The style is similar to that of Chogi, but more soft.
the 47th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
Auction Starting Price: 4,500,000 JPY-.