Ordering number : 20201
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei (Shiga Seki Kanenobu)
Kiritsuke Mei(Explanation): 8th February Kanoe-U year,a child came and received the made of Ichigenkun
with a lot of swordsmiths. We wanted and waited for 17 days for a sword. The sword was forged over 70 times.
This sword 200 years avoiding this country disaster and the enemy who faces
this is not able to escape for 3 years(enemy can not live for 3 years).
A child said he was a child of Jizo(Kshitigarbha). And he left.
I wrote this for posterity.
Sue Koto: Jyo Saku: Owari
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled habaki.
Blade length : 74.1 cm or 29.17 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.1 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.45 cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword: 855 grams.
Era : Muromachi period around Meio 1492.
Shape : Ubu Nakago, rather wide and thick blade.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada mixed with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, low Gunome Midare
Special feature: Shiga Kanenobu was a representative swordsmith of Shiga Seki.
There is a castle called Blaclsmith Waiting, It is said that
he had responded to the requests of the castle lords.
Kanenobu was active in Muromachi period around Meio era.
From Aoi Art : At a glance, this blade looks like Naoe Shizu.
The Hamon is Notare Gunome Midare. Boshi is Midarekomi style.
This Kiritsuke Mei is very rare. The Yasurime of Nakago is same as Shigaseki.
Shigaseki school moved from Mino province to Owari. This is similar to Naoe Shizu.
The blade already passed NBTHK Hozon Paper. We recommend this Katana for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.