Order number : 17651
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Den Enju)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 66.5 cm or 26.18 inches.
Sori :1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.875 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 0.09 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura to Nanbokucho period.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei, regular width and thickness Katana.
There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane : The mixture of Ko-Itame Hada and Mokume Hada.
There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Suguha Deki, Ko-Midare and Uchinoke.
There are Ashi. Boshi is round Hakikake shape.
Special feature:The Enju School in Higo province is famous as
a supplier of sword for the Kikuchi family that was a loyal retainer
of a divided Emperor family in the Namboku-cho period.
The founder of Enju School Kunimura was a pupil of Rai Kunitoshi
in Yamashiro province. The School had prospered following
the Kikuchi family and came to an end in the Age of Provincial Wars.
The representative swordsmits were Kunimura,
Kuniyoshi, Kuniyasu and Kuninobu.
The workmanship of this katana is close to Rai School.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron Tsuba, a person and Ume tree are
engraved with gold color.
Menuki : fimily crest is engraved with gold color.
Fuchi Kashira: Shakudo Nanako, flower is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The Hamon of Enju school is all Suguha.
The blade is calm. The Jigane is clear Rai Jigane.
There are light Utsuri. Boshi is round shape.
We recommend this Katana for you.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.