Ordering number: 19272
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(45th NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Tametsugu)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Katana belongs to Saijo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length: 70.1 cm or 27.59 inches.
Sori : 2 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.92cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.91 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : wide and thick with deep sori
Jitetsu :mixture of Itame and Mokume with Jinie
Hamon : Ichimai style Hakikake Boushi
Special feature: Special feature:It is an accepted opinion that Tametsugu was a son of Go (No) Yoshihiro and learned under Norishige though there is still room for more research about the difference of chrono-range among them. Both Yoshihiro and Norishige were counted among ten brilliant pupils of Masamune. Norishige created a peculiar texture of jitetsu compounded soft and hard iron commonly called matsukawa-hada or Norishige-hada in Japanese.
Tametsugu’s works in Echizen province dated in 1357 and 1369 are still remain on the record as oshigata pictures. An extant inscrived Noshu Ju Fujiwara Tametsugu
in 1374 shows he moved to Mino province from 1369 to 1374 .
Tsuba :Shakudo nanakoji Tsuba with wave, bird, shellfish.
Fuchikashira: Carp and wave are engraved
Saya : Black Saya with plant gold Makie.
Menuki : Shakudo menuki with dragon
45th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.