Ordering number: 19684
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Saonoo Morihiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to the Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: silver double habaki which is written Mukotsu (cut well sword)
Blade length: 64.9 cm or 25.55 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.05cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.08 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane: 0.68 cm or 0.27 inches.
Weight of the blade: 650grams
Era : Edo period Genroku era.
Shape: The blade is Mumei and engraved bo-hi on both sides of the blade.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach clear jigane.
Hamon: Nie deki suguha and notare and also gunome midare with ashi work. Bo-shi is round shape.
Special feature: According to the Sayagaki which was written Aoe
on the Saayagaki by Honami Cho-shiki.
But NBTHK judged as Saonoo Morihiro who was working at Okayama.
The blade is wide and thick healthy blade.
From Aoi Art: The blade was polished perfectly and active ash work.
We recommend this sword for Iai practice and appreciation.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.