Ordering number: 19576
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK 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.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.