Ordering number: 19387
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei (Takada)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled Shakudo double Habaki.
Blade length: 64.4cm or 25.3 inches.
Sori: 1.7 cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi: 2.7 cm or 1.06 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane: 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 710grams.
Era: Muromachi period
Shape: Osuriage Mumei. Regular thickness and width. Deep Sori and Longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada and Mokume-Hada mixed. Jigane attached beautiful Hadame.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha with Ko-ashi.
Boshi: round shape style.
Special feature: Takada school started from Nanbokucho period, most actively in Muromachi period then many sword makers were working at Takada.ade. From Aoi Art:At a glance, the blade looks koto Aoe school but probably the blade was cut shortened to show and imitateted as Koto blade. On the shindig ji, some yak so the sword must be Takada school
The blade passed NBTHK Hozon Token as Takada which is good judge.
Saya: Black Ishimeji
Tsuba: On round iron Tsuba, turtle and flying bird are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: On Shakudo plate, Kabuto and Tachi are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On Shakudo plate, the flower is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: Shakudo plate.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.