Ordering number: 19576
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature: Mumei(Den Echizen Rai)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Echizen Rai. belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: silver single habaki.
Blade length : 71.6 cm or 28.2 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :3.38 cm or 1.33inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.51 cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : 0.52cm or 0.2 inches.
Era : Late Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : Wide and thick, Osuriage, Wide Bohi engraved on both sides, shallow Sori, long Kissaki.
Jitetsu : The mixture of Koitame-hada and Masame-hada, Jinie attached, Utsuri appears slightly.
Hamon : Nie-deki, Suguha. Gunome-midare around Monouchi on the other side. Deep Nioikuchi and Soft Yo, pointed Boshi.
Special Feature: The sword looks like by Rai Kuninaga, but NBTHK attributes this sword to Echizen Rai.
Originally this sword might be wider.
From Aoi Art: The sword is influenced by Rai school.
It looks very clear and this Gunome-midare hamon is really interesting, Unfortunately,
however, there’s Kitae on the blade and on Boshi, but considering the age of the sword, the condition is fine.