Ordering number : 18419
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : MUMEI ATTRIBUTED AS TEGAI KANEKIYO
(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 :copper with gold color single habaki.
Blade length : 64.4 cm or 25.35 inches.
Sori :0.9cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi :2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : The sword is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened)
rather wide and thick with small sori and long Kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed
with thick jinie attach and small utsuri appear beautiful texture.
Hamon :Konie deki suguha small notare mixed and judged
as Yamato Tegai Kanekiyo. inside of the hamon, small ashi,
yo and also sunagashi,
long kinsuji work. The Habuchi is soft like morning mist.
Special feature: This sword was jidged as Tegai Kanekiyo not only Tegai.
Kanekiyo is a streams of the Tegai school and started from
Kamakura period. The founder of the Tegai school is Kanenaga.
Tegai school was making many swords for priest
soldiers.especially Todaiji temple.
Saya :red brown color, flowers and dragonfly are painted
by gold and black color.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba,
some design is engraved by brass.
Menuki : A dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kaeritsuno:a butterfly is engraved by brass plate.
From Aoi Art:Tegai Kanekiyo is fine sword maker than only Tegai
Especially Jigane is well grained with utsuri and soft feeling texture
and wonderful suguha hamon with sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Kissaki is hakikake style high ranking sword.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Hozon Tokubetsu hozon paper.