Ordering number: AS19360
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei (Sue Seki)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper single habaki.
Blade length: 37.3 cm or 14.685 inches.
Sori :0.8 cm or 0.315 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.12cm or 1.22 inches.
Kasane : 0.365cm or 0.14 inches.
The weight of the sword 365 grams.
Era : late Muromachi period.
Shape: The blade is suriage and machiokuri wide and thick with suitable sori and wood kissaki area.
Jigane: Itame hada, Hadatachi jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Nie deki gunome midare togri gunome midare bo-shi is round shape.
Special feature:At late Muromachi period, inland Japan was fighting each other and at Mino and Bizen made a lot of swords.
Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshirae
Saya: sharkskin with family crest(Kirimon) are painted very attractive saya.
Menuki: dragon is engraved with gold color. anther one was missing.
Kozuka: On the fine black syakudo nanako plate,
2 family crest is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: At the war time late Muromachi period, bizen, Mino province made a lot of swords. Especially at Mino province, many cut well swords were produced.
This sword is also one of these sword.
Koshirae is quite well nice Koshirae by using nice fittings.
The condition is very good, without Kizu and flow.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.