Order number : 18051 (Consignment Sale)
Katana in Shirasaya.(NBTHK 27th Juyo Paper)
Signature : Mumei(Den Naoe Shizu)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 69.8 cm or 27.48 inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.04cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The blade is oosuruage mumei with bo-hi are engraved on both
sides of the blade. the blade is rather wide and thick
with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Itame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach
and also chikei work nice well grained texture.
Hamon :Small notare with gunome midare and togari gunome with thick
nioikuchi and in Hamon, sunagashi kinsuji work.
Special feature: The NBTHK judged this unsigned Katana as Naoe-Shizu
as Jyuyo Token. The name of Naoe-shizu is the general term of the pupils of Shizu Saburo Kaneuji
who was a one of Masamune 10 tetsu(10 sword makers in Masamuneschool). Shizu the First,
Kaneuji was one of the most skillful swordsmiths of the Masamune School. Kanetomo,
Kanenobu and Kanetsugu were students of Kaneuji. They moved to Naoe from Shizu
in Mino province and forged sword there so they are called Naoe-Shizu.
Some of his students gave one’s name as Naoe-Shizu. That is, Kaneuji on
and after the second generation, Kanetomo, Kanetsugu, Kanenobu and so on are seemed to correspond to Naoe-Shizu.
This sword looks like first generation Shizu saburo Kaneuji from the jigane and hataraki.
The blade was polished by Mukansa polisher recently.
Recently it is very hard to buy Soshuden high ranking sword.
NBTHK 27th Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 2,800,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)