Ordering number : 17383
Katana in Shirasaya (29th NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Mumei(Den Senjuin)
Sayagaki: Yamato Senjuin Osuriage. Blade length is 70.6cm.
written by Dr. Kunzan.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toSaijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by one of the top ranking polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 70.6 cm or 27.8 inches.
Sori : 1.7cm or 0.67 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.91cm or 1.15 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : middle to late Kamakura period. 1310.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice healthy shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach
and masame hada mixed beautiful fine texture.
Hamon :konie deki suguha with thicker nioikuchi with koashi and uchinoke,
Niju-ba(double hamon) bright and clear.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature: At Wakakusa yama in Nara mountain range,
Senjyu do was built in order to celebrate Senjyu Kanon and lived sword makers aorund there called Senjyuin school. According to the story, there are famous sword maker Yukinobu and shigehiro
but we have never senn their name. But one sword which was mentioned signature as Senjyuin exist which looks early kamakura period.
This sword is shinogi ji wide and koitame hada jigane and also masame hada mixed hamon is suguha with kuichigaiba, uchinoke hamon.
The sword is healthy nice dignified work. Every time looking sword,
we find a new satisfaction.
From Aoi art:In Yamato province, there are 5 major sword school like Tegai, Taima, Hosyo ,Shikkake and also senjyuin.
Among them, Senjyuin is the oldest sword maker.
Generally speaking Senjyuin’s jigane looks Taima school and mixed up Tegai school.
I think the blade has kept by Daimyo so long period.
The blade is healthy and pure atmosphere fantastic sword.
I hope you will keep this sword as your family’s treasure so long period.
#29th NBTHK Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 2,600,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)