Ordering number: AS20330
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei (Shiga Seki)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to the Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper double
Blade length : 71.2 cm or 28.0inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi:2.97 cm or1.169 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.06 cm or 0.81inches.
Kasane : 0.64cm or 0.252 inches.
The weight of the sword 725 grams.
Era: Middle Muromachi period.
Shape: The blade is Suriage and Machiokuri(cut shortened) the blade is
regular width thickness with deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane: Koitame had well grained with Jinie attach and Utsuri appear.
Hamon: Konie deck round shape Gunome midair with deep nioikuchi
continuously and in Hamon, Sunagashi, Kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is round in Shape and Hakikake style.
Special feature: Shiga Seki is reported that Mino school sword makers moved to Shiga
district Kanenobu, Kanetsugu is a well-known swordsmith.
They lived in Owari province and mixed up Sosyu den style Naoe shies.
They worked from early Muromachi to middle and high technical sword makers.
Saya: black roar Saya.
Tsuba: thick volume iron stub, Matsu tree design are engraved open
Menuki: Shishi dog is engraved with silver.
From Aoi Art: I think this sword was used as Iai practice because
there is some trace of cutting straw.
The sword is Niedeki with deep nioikuchi Gunome with ash work softly
and also Sunagashi, Kinsuji work quite nice active Hamon.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper