Ordering number: 23083
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(judged as Waki Shigesuke)
Middle Koto:Jyo saku:Bizen
(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.
The blade is polished.
Habaki: Shakudo plate Habaki, painted with gold.
Blade length:71.2cm or 28.03inches.
Sori:2.1cm or 0.82inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.75cm or 1.08inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.91cm or 0.75inches.
Kasane:0.63cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:755grams
Era: The late Kamakura period
Shape: Osuriage Mumei. The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Koitamehada and Komokumehada are dense to be elaborate Jigane. Utsuri appears a lot.
Hamon: Koniedeki Suguha with lots of Koashi. Boshi is rounded and ends with Yakizume.
Special feature: Waki Shigesuke is a swordsmith from the late Kamakura period and from Gizen Kokubunji school.
He lived in Waki and his style is similar to Kagemitsu.
Tsuba: Round-shaped iron Tsuba. Web is engraved with openwork. The rim is covered with silver metal.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate. Monkey is engraved with gold color. mei- Seiryusha Keimei
Saya: Dark brown colored Saya
Menuki: Monkey is engraved with gold and copper color.
From Aoi Art: Waki Shigesuke is a swordsmith from the Kamakura period.
He made this great, elaborate Jigane with Utsuri. Hamon is Suguha-deki with lots of Koashi. Koshirae is a set of monkey.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta