Order number : 16557
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Enju)
(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 by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :On the silver plate, bamboo, dragonfly and insect are engraved.
Blade length : 69.8 cm or 27.48inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 5
Width at the hamachi : 2.8cm or 1.1 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.05 cm or 0.81inches.
Kasane :0.6 cm or 0.236inches.
Era : Late Kamakura to early Nanbokucho period.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei Katana.
There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Boshi is long. nice shape Katana.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Hada is beautiful. There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha. There are Ko-Ashi.
The Nioukuchi is thick. Boshi is Hakikake style.
Special feature:he 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.
This blade is typical Rai school, nice Suguha Hamon.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron Tsuba, Ume flower and tree are engraved with gold color. The rim is painted with gold color.
Menuki : Flower is engraved(It might be solid gold.)
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, Ume tree is engraved with gold color.
Kogai: Shakudo Nanako, ears of rice are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This blade has nice clear blackish Jigane with Utsuri.
We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.