Ordering number: 20248
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Mumei (Den Naoeshizu)
Sayagaki: Osuriage Mumei Naoeshizu Nanbokucho Chuki Ouan no koro Sakufu wa Oshu Jo koden ni Mino Den ga Kami sareta Juatsu na Deki Utsuri dearu. Hacho 2 Shaku 3 Sun 1Bu kyo.
(Osuriage Mumei Naoeshizu made around the middle of Nanbokucho period Ouan era. Style is Shoshu Joko Den plus Mino Den. it is very thick Deki Utsuri. Length 70.2cm )
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(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki:Pure silver Habaki
Blade length: 70.2 cm or 27.6inches.
Sori: 1.4 cm or 0.55inches.
Width at the hamachi:３、０ cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.91 cm or 0.75inches.
Kasane: 0.77 cm or 0.3inches.
The weight of the sword 775 grams.
Era: Nanbokucho period
Shape: Oshuriage Mumei, regular thickness, deep Sori with big Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame-hada well grained, Jinie attached, Chikei mixed blackish Jigane.
Shinogiji: Koitame-hada and Komokume-hada mixed, Chikei work. There is Umegane near Kissaki of frontside.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare, work stronger from Monouchi. Sunagashi, Kinsuji work
Boshi: Midarekomi Hakikake flame style.
Special feature: Shizu Kaneuji ‘s disciples Kanetomo, Kanetsugu,
Kanetoshi, and 2nd generation Kaneuji moved to area aoe from area Shizu, in Mino province. And so, they were called Naoe-Shizu. Naoe-Shizu blades has less Jinie and Chikei than Kaneuji.This blade has excellent Jitetsu. And Hamon is a typical Notare by Naoe-Shizu. This blade is a very high-quality blade, and approaches Kaneuji. Also, the condition is quite healthy.
Koshirae: Han Tachi Koshirae
Tsuba: Shakudo plate on copper plate, Mimi is Tachiage style.
Menuki: On Shakudo plate, the flag is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On Shakudo plate, Kiku flower pattern is engraved.
Kojiri: On Shakudo plate, Kiku flower pattern is engraved.
From Aoi Art: It is difficult to fine Naoe Shizu these days. Jigane is beautiful, Hamon is pretty congealed but this is one of Naoe Shizu features. Shape and Koshirae are also good.
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Price : 1,250,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)