Ordering number : 19465
Katana in Shirasaya (56th NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature: Mumei (Aoe)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 72.57 cm or 28.57 inches.
Sori :1.05 cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.17 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.59 cm or 1.01 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Weight of the blade: 820 grams
Era : late Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period(around 1334)
Shape : O-Suriage Mumei, wide and thick Katana. The Kissaki is large.
Jigane : Ko Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are Chikei,
fine Chirimmen Hada, and Utsuri.
Hamon : Ko NIe Deki, Choji Midare and Sakasa Choji Midare.
In the Ha, there are many Ashi, Yo, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Midarekomi style.
Special feature: The Aoe School had been prospered at the lower reaches of the Takanashi river in Bichu province.
This katana shows distinctive feature of Aoe school though nakago has no signature and o-suriage.
The works from middle Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period is called “Aoe”.
The works before middle Kamakura period is called “Ko-Aoe”.
From Aoi Art: Ko Aoe is Shizumi Gokoro Nioikuchi and Ko Midare Suguha Hamon. Later Kamakura period’
one is calm Nie, Suguha and Gunome Midare with Sakasa Ashi.
In Nanbokucho’s one is tight Nioikuchi, bright Suguha Hamon or brilliant Sakasa Choji Hamon.
This blade is wide and O-Kissaki. It looks early Nanbokucho style.
There are a lot of activity in the Ha. We recommend this nice Aoe for you.
56th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.