Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei attributed as Keishin Sai Naomasa 慶心斎直正
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 68.5 cm or 26.96 inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 710 grams.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with deep Sori and O-Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful and clear.
Hamon : Choji Midare and Gunome Midare mixed.
There are many Ashi. In the Ha, there aer Yo, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature: Keishin Sai Naomasa was a swordsmith of Mutsu province. He lived in Iwaki and was employed by the Soma domain.
He became a student of Naotane.
Eventually, he stopped making swords in the Meiji era due to the abolition of swords. He was a highly skilled swordsmith.
He helped his master In addition, the number of productions is extremely small due to the abolition of swords.
We highly recommend this Katana for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper