Ordering number : AS21302
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Mumei (Hokke)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to JyoJyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 67.4 cm or 26.53 inches.
Sori :1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.01 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.6 cm or 1.02 inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : Osuruage Mumei wide Katana. There are Futasuji-Hi on both side. Okissaki, Nanbokucho style Katana.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Shirake Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha. In Ha, there are soft Ashi and thick Nioikuchi. Boshi is Notare round shape.
Special feature: The founder of the Bingo Hokke was Sukekuni which is probably buddhist priest.
This school continued to early Muromachi period. The Jigane and Hamon both similar
but Mihara school is elegant but Hokke is rather rough and strong jigane.
This blade is typical Nanbokucho style.
Koshirae : *Nakago of Tsunagi is cut short. But that’s not serious for the display.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba with line pattern. Saotome Sukashi.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, person is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Dragon is engraved(It might be solid gold.)
Kozuka: Shakudo Nanako, dragon is engraved with gold color.
Kogai: Shakudo Nanako, dragon is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.