Ordering number: 19611
Katana in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei attributed as Hokke school.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foild single habaki.
Blade length : 72.8 cm or 28.66 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.67 cm or 0.65 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 715 grams.
Era : Nanbokucho period 1333.
Shape The blade is oosuriage mumei with bo-hi and double hi.
Jigane :item hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach soft feeling jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha with soft ash and habuchi.
special feature: Bingo Hokke school started from late Nanbokucho period to early Muromachi.
Hokke Ichijyo was a founder of this school who was a buddist priest
Hokke belongs to Tendaisyu(one of the biggest religion in Japan)
Saya: Black Roiro Saya with leather.
Tsuba: Rond shape iron Tsuba, openwork and brass inlay. Heianjo Tsuba.
Menuki: Shakudo, some fruit is engraved with gold color.
Fuchi: Shakudo, wave is engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Black horn.
From Aoi Art: Hokke made swords for their priests. This sword has a very nice soft feeling Jigane with Utsuri.
Suguha hamon which looks like Enjyu school.
If you look for Koto blade, we recommend this sword for you.
This Nakago is called Keicho Suriage, which means one side of Suruage was done not perfectly and the opposite side is perfectly.
If you find this kind of Suriage nakago, the blade might be an old nice Koto sword.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper