Ordering number : 19167
Katana in Shirasaya(44th NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Kaneyuki
Koto: Chujyo Saku: Mino
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku Jranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold failed J double habaki.
Blade length : 63.8cm or 25.12 inches.
Sori :1.36cm or 0.54 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.97cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :3.03 cm or 1.193 inches.
Kasane :0.47 cm or 0.185inches.
The weight of the sword 720 grams.
Era : Nanbokucyo period. 1360. about 660 years ago.
Shape : The blade was big Nagamaki style and later
on the blade was changed to sword.
We understand the shape of the sword at that period 660 years ago.
Jigane :Itame had and Mokume had mixed and
also masame hada like northern part of Jigane, Hokkoku Jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki rod shape gnume midair hamon
with sunagashi and also small kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is round shape with sunagashi and turns back sharply.
Special feature:Kaneyuki and Shizu Kaneuji both well known sword makers
in Mino province. Kaneyuki succeeded his master’s subject.
He was reported his master Kaneuji’s son.
The hamon looks like Sekisyu style also.
according to the Ko-zan Oshigata, 2 tanto were engraved Jyoji era.
so This sword must be Nanbokucho period because of
the Nagamaki style and the Kozan Oshigata.
From Aoi Art : This long Nagamaki nawoshi was used at Nanbokucho
period and also nice typical Nanbokucyo style so we enjoyed
the original style od the era.
The blade is healthy without Kizu and flow.
We recommend this nice high ranking sword for you.
44th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.