Ordering number: 19654
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei attributed to Kaneyuki
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 68.0 cm or 26.77 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.51 cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : 0.22 cm or 0.9 inches.
The weight of the sword 695 grams.
Era : Nanbokucho period(ca 1352)
Shape : This Katana is Nagamaki-Naoshi, O-suriage, large Kissaki.
Jigane : Well grained Itame-hada mixed with Mokume-hada, Utusri apparent on the Hira-ji.
Hamon : Nie-deki, small Gunome-midare mixed with Choji-midare, there’re fine Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special Feature: It’s said that Kaneyuki was a son or a younger brother of the notable swordsmith Kaneshige,
who was one of the 10 great students of Masamune. Their style has a lot in common.
In Mino province, where the smith was active, there’re many well-known smiths, namely Kanesada, Kanemoto, and Shizu.
Kaneyuki’s style is not so flashy but more sophisticated.
From Aoi Art: This Osuriage, Naginata-Naoshi sword has a really good shape, the Jigane is grained very well also.
There’s some opening on the Shinogi-Ji, in my opinion, however, it doesn’t spoil the beauty of the sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation Paper: Whole Oshigata.