Ordering number : 18554
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(63rd NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Mumei attributed as Enju.
Sayagaki was done by Tanobe sensei
Higo Kuni Enju: This blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) Jigane
and Hamon are both loos like Rai school
but in the jigane has small masame mixed
and Boshi is round shape and kaeri is small so the blade is Rai school
departed school the Jigane and Hamon are very dignified Classy
and beautiful Chinchin Chocho （unusual important sword)
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
Habaki :Gold failed double habaki.
Blade length : 70.8 cm or 27.9inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.886 inches.
Kasane : 0.52cm or 0.205 inches
Weight of the blade:.７３５grams.
Era : Late Kamakura to early Nanbokucho period,
Shape : The blade is big suruage mumei has a a well-shaped figure
with a wide, slightly thick and deeply warped and extended point,
with no obscurity on top.
Jigane : The fine grained skin of the small grained skin is well mixed
and the Chikei work and Utsuri paperer.
Hamon :It will be a fine metal of the highest grade.
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. The workmanship of this katana is close to Rai School.
Saya :red and black mixed saya.
Tsuba :On the round syakudi plate, Mimi is covered gold color.
Fuchi On the syakudo plate, a dragon is engraved with gold color.
kasher:On the syakudo nano plate, a shish dog is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo nanako matsu tree and
an old man is engraved with gold color. Mogarasi school.
From Aoi Art: This sword has wide and thick with deep sori
and longer kissaki excellent nice shape and fantastic fine texture
and also chikei work. Generally Enjyu school came
from Rai and succeeded ray school Jigane and produced at Kikuchi area
of Enjyu school and flourish in Higo Kikuchi. Rather,
the bullion has been improved
I feel like there are a lot more excellent by using local iron.
This work is an excellent work, andYou can assert that even better work in Yonju
We recommend this excellent Jyuyo Token.
Koshirae is also a nice work.
63rd NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.