Ordering number : 15899
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(Kanenobu) (Naoe shizu school)
(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 was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 63.0 cm or 24.8 inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.84 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late Nanbokucho perod to early Muromachi period. Around 1390.
Shape : The blade is Oosuriage Mumei with regular size
with deep Sori and longer kissaki beautiful shape.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained with Jinie attach
and Chikei work strong feeling texture.
Hamon : Niedeki Notare Gunome Midare with ashi
and sunagashi, kinsuji work. Boshi is Midarekomi style active Hamon.
Shinogiji: Itame-hada and Mokume-hada mixtured with Masanagare.
Special feature: Kanenobu has 2 types of the blades.
Shuga Seki school and Naoe Shizu school.
This sword belongs to Naoe Shizu school,
which was made around late Nanbokucho period to early Muromachi period.
Kanenobu was a son of the Shizu Saburo Kaneuji and worked at Naoe.
The sword style is rather long kissaki and well grained nice Jigane
and Hamon. Especially Jigane consist of the Itame
and mokume hada with strong Chikei.
We recommend this nice Naoe shizu Kanenobu.
Saya : On the black Roiro saya, some Kuyomon family crests are painted by brown red color.
Tsuba : On the silver Tsuba, dragon is engraved.
Menuki : Nio the muscular guardians of the Buddha are engraved on syakudo plate.
Fuchikashira: On the Shakudo Ishime-ji plate, silver lines are engraved.
Semegane and Sayakuchi, Kojiri: Kuyomon family crests are engraved on Silver plate.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.