Ordering number: 20216
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei (Osafune Morishige)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 72.6 cm or 28.58 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the hamachi : 2.94 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.08 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword: 790 grams.
Era : Muromachi period around Eikyo era.
Shape : slitly Suriage Katana. But almost Ubu style. Nice shape Katana.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Mokume Hada mixed.
The front side, different iron is mixed and Kitae Ware can be seen.
Hamon : Choji Midare and Gunome Midare. There are many Ashi, Kinsuji, and Sunagashi. On the Sashiura Monouchi part, there is a long Kinsuji.
Special feature: Osafune Morishige is said to have been a swordsmith of the Omiya school.
The name of the Omiya school is because the founder Kunimori moved from Yamashiro Omiya to Bizen. But we have never seen Kunimori’s definite sword. The example of one of school is limited to afther the Nanbokucho period, the representative swords are Morikage and Morishige.
In the book, Morishige 1st in Ouan era and 3rd in Eikyo era.
Saya: Gold and brown color Saya with mother of peal work of cherry blossom.
Tsuba: Iron Tsuba, dragon, and wave are engraved.
Menuki: Dragon is engraved with gold color(It might be modern)
Fuchikashira: Copper Nanako, the dragon is engraved.
From Aoi Art: This blade is Morishige of Omiya school.
The blade is almost Ubu style. The Hamon is Nie Deki Gunome and Choji Midare with many Ashi. There are Kinsuji and Sunagashi.
It is regrettable that the blade was flashily polished.
It will be better with calm polishing.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.