Ordering number : 19107
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Kanenori
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper single habaki.
Blade length : 63.9 cm or 25.16 inches.
Sori :2.1cm or 0.83 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.71 cm or 1.07inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.65 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.52cm or 0.2 inches.
The weight of the sword 580 grams.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is Ubu style regular width,
thickness with deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Itame had well grained and ooitame hada mixed with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :Konie deki suguha with nezumi ashi and small ashi work.
Bo-shi is round shape hakikake and kinsuji.
Special feature:Kanenori is working at Late Murimachi period Mino province.
This school continued to Edo period.
Saya :Black kizami saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba, Mimi is covered bby syakudo plate.
Engraved some designe open work.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, flowers and a chinese phoenix are engraved.
Fuchikashira: On the syakudo nanako plate,
Matsu tree are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art :The blade is suguha with small ash which looks like
Koto style and also accompanied with nice Koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper: NBTHK Hozon Token