Ordering number: 18344
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
signature: Mumei (Tegai)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Nagasa: 65.6 cm or 25.82 inches.
Sori : 1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi-ana : 3 hole
Width at the hamachi : 2.93 cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.91 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
weight of the blade:745grams
Era : Late Kamakura period.1334.
Shape : O Suriage Mumei, regular width
and thickness with large Sori.
Shinobi-Ji: Ko-Itame Hada.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with Ko Ashi.
Boshi is also Nie deki round Yakizume style.
Special feature:The relationship between Yamato Blacksmith
and the temple is close and
It is said that they livied near the front and was trained.
The ancestors of the handicrafts are said to have been
around the Kamakura period in Shoou period.
Since then the group has been active in the nanbokucho period to the Muromachi period.
Saya :unusual kawarinuri saya.
Tsuba : Tachi style iron stub.
Menuki: Shishi dog is engraved by Shakudo plates.
Fuchikashira: iron plate.
Kurikata: iron plate.
From Aoi Art : As you know Yamato school has 5 major sword groups. Hosyo, Tegai, Taoma, Shikkake, and Senjyuin activity rubbing.
These groups are working for Temples and shrines in order to protect. Generally, old Tegai school’s texture is very nice koitame hada
not Masame hada like cut the surface of Japanese sweets also shindig ji.
Many sword collectors sometimes make mistakes about thinking this as Tegai school is Masame hada.
This sword is an old type Tegai school which was made around the late Kamakura period. The Jigane reminds us of Kanenaga.
The sword was passed more than 685yeard but still good condition.
The sword has kept generation to generation for a long period by each owner. We strongly recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.