Order number : 14113
Katana in Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (Den Enjyu)
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 67.4 cm or 26.5 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.95 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The blade is Osuriage mumei(cut shortened) attributed as Enju, it is deep sori nice shape katana.
Jitetsu : Koitame-hada and Mokume-hada mixed with jinie and Chikei work and Shirake Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha with small Ashi scatter and round shape Boshi.
Special feature : The original head of the Enju school is Tarou Kunimura who was the student of Rai Kuniyuki.
From Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period the school has flourished at Higo Kikuchi ward.
The representative swordsmith were Kunimura, Kuniyoshi, Kuniyasu and Kuninobu.
Even though small Kizu on the Ji, blade is good Jigane and nice shape.
Tsuba : Nice round shape open work Tsuba with pine tree and flying bird.
Fuchi-Kashira : Shells carved on Shaludo plate.
Saya : Black Roiro saya.
Menuki : Family crest is engraved with copper plate.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.