Ordering number : 20283
Katana in Shirasaya( NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei (Monju)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to jyo jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 70.3 cm or 27.67 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.22cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.31 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword 780 grams.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada mixed with Jinie attach. There are fine Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with Notare Ha.
The Gunome Midare Hamon reminiscent of ocean waves.
In the Ha, there are many Kinsuji on the top of the Ha.
Special feature: Monju school descend the Yamato swordsmith and continued to Edo period.
The most famous swordsmith in the Shinto is Nanki Shigekuni.
The 2nd generation shows the outstanding skill and is called Monju Shigekuni.
The best works of the first generation is Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi Soshu-Den.
Long Yakizume style Kissaki is typical Yamato school. There are relatively few 2nd generation’s blades.
Probably, he has helped shi father’s work.
From Aoi Art: The Jigane is excellent in both the first and second generation.
Soft Ko Itame Hada well grained and clear Jigane.
The Hamon is calm and reminds of wave. There are many Kinsuji upper part of the Hamon.
Boshi is Yakizume style with thick Nioikuchi. The Kissaki is slightly rounded.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.