Ordering number: 22101
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(judged as Den Rai Kunimitsu)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:65.6cm or 25.82 inches.
Sori:2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.27cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane:0.56cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword: 690grams
Era: The late Kamakura period, 1315
Shape: Osuriage Mumei. The blade is broad and thick with Sori and Bohi on both sides.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful shades of color.
Hamon: Niedeki suguha. Midarekomi Hamon moves really well in Hachu. Boshi works round and becomes Hakikake on the tip.
Special feature: Rai Kunimitsu is said to be the son of Rai Kunitoshi, and made swords actively in the late Kamakura period. Kunimitsu was a really skilled swordsmith because he could use many forging techniques like Suguhadeki, Suguha with Ko-Gunomemidare, and Ko-Chojimidare.
Tsuba:Iron Tsuba, crane is engraved with openwork.
Menuki:dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:Shakudo Nanako, crane is engraved with gold and silver color.
Saya: Black Ishime-Ji Saya.
From Aoi Art: This work by Rai Kunimitsu is very thick and it has passed Tokubetsu Hozon shinsa of NBTHK. The blade is powerful and in a very good condition with longer Kissaki. We truly recommend this one to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta