Ordering number: 22536
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Mumei (Tegai Kanekiyo)
Sayagaki: Washu Tegai Oosuriage Mumei
2syaku 3 sun 8 bu
Showa Kanoe Inu tejyo
Written by Dr. Kunzan
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to the Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length :72.2 cm or 28.42 inches.
Sori: 2.9cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.09cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.94cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.532cm or 0.20 inches.
The weight of the sword 905 grams.
Era : Late Nanbokucho period, around Kareki era. 1387.
Shape: Osuriage Mumei, wide and thick, longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Itame hada and Mokume Hada mixed with Jinie attached. There are Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with Ko Ashi.
Boshi is Suguha, rounded Gunome Midare, and Hakihake style.
Special feature: This blade is attributed as Tegai Kanekiyo.
At a glance, the blade looks older.
From Aoi Art: There are many Chikei works. The Shinogi-Ji is very nice.
It is a work that shows the style at that time. Tegai’s Jigane does not have Masame Hada.
It has Itame Hada and Mokume Hada. The polishing is also good,
and the Jigane and Shinogi Ji are well out. We would definitely recommend it.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.