Ordering Number: AS23551
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Inscription: Mumei (Hiizen Hirosada)
Shinto: Made by Chujo Hiage, Hizen
In our company, we categorize sword craftsmanship into the finest, excellent, superior,
and ordinary based on the skill of the swordsmith. This piece ranks as “excellent” in
terms of craftsmanship.(Jyo Jyo saku)
Habaki Single-layered silver
Blade Length: 70.8cm (27.9 in)
Curvature: 2.4cm (0.9 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Base Width: 3.1cm (1.2 in)
Tip Width: 1.9cm(0.8 in)
Thickness: 0.7 cm (0.3 ins)
Sword Weight: 690 grams
Era: the early Edo period.
Shape: The blade is wide, thick. The balde with deep curve looks like O-suriage Mumei.
Jigane:ko-itamehada well grained with jinie.
Hamon: Niedeki suguha with deep nioikuchi. It is similar to Oumi daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro.
Characteristics: Oumi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro was the swordsmith active in the early Edo period.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper