Ordering number : 18502
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Waki)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper double habaki with gold color.
Blade length : 63.5 cm or 25 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.06 cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.11cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.85 5cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Late kamakura period. 1326. (693 years ago)
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei.
The blade is rather wide and thick
with deep sori wit longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame had andkomokume had mixed
with jinie attach nice soft feeling texture and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Nioi deck suguha and kogunome midair
which kooks like Bizen Kagemitsu.
Bo-shi is not find out.
Special feature: Shigesuke. Ujiyori are well known sword makers
in Waki school which belonged to Kukubunji school.
They made Kataochi gunome style Kagemitsu.
Saya :On the red and black color saya,
dark brown colored stripes are painted.
Tsuba :On the round iron stub, choji plant are engraved open work.
Choji means some plant kind of medicine.
Menuki : syakudo (unknown designe)
Kurikata;On the syakudo nanako plate,
dragon is engraved by gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate,
thie rim is covered by gold line.
Semegane, Kojiri: On the syakudo plate,
dragon and Ken and are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : Waki school belonged to Kokubunji school.
The jigane is very attractive soft grained Jigane.
Hamon also Bizen Kagemitsu style active hamon.
I recommend this Nice Koto for you.
AOI ART estimation paper: NBTHK Hozon Token .