Order number : AS16649
Katana in Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper) (guarantee NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) attributed to Hakusyu Hiroga
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 68.8 cm or 27.1 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.83 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.99 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with deep curve and long Kissaki nice looking sword.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach and small Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki Choji Midare up and down and also Yo and Ashi scatter.
Special feature : At a first glance, The blade looks Bizen sword but few Utsuri appear and Choji Midare comes rather tight.
NBTHK judged as Hakusyu Hiroga at ages of Kicho Shinsa but I think the blade should be Taira Takada school correctly.
The shape of this sword looks bizen Eiroku style.
Shape and Hamon looks nice.
Saya : Black roiro Saya. (there are small damages on the Saya.)
Fuchikashira : Butterflies are painted by gold color on the Shakudo plate.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Sukashi Tsuba.
Menuki : Dragon carved on Shakudo plate.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.