Ordering number : 18260
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(50th NBTHK Juyo Paper)(NBTHK Hozon Paper for the Kozuka and Fuchikashira)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Nakajima Rai.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular sakThis sword belongs to Saijyo sranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 69.69 cm or 27.43 inches.
Sori : 1.05 cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Early Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage Mumei(cut shortened)
wide and thick with bo-hi engraved deep sori
and long Kissaki nice gorgeous shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed
with jinie attach and small chikei work.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Suguha with Ko-Ashi. The Nioikuchi is soft.
Boshi is Sansaku style. round Hakikake shape.
Special feature:The blade looks like Rai Kunitoshi healthy blade.
Nakajima Rai is a student of the Rai Kunitoshi and moved to Settsu
Nakajima province. So he was called Nakajima Rai.
This sword is very healthy with long kissaki which is typical
The sword is extremely beautiful texture and atmosphere.
Koshirae : very nice Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper for the Kozuka and Fuchikashira.)
Saya :black roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape syakudo tsuba,
many samurai are engraved with gold color. Mogarashi school.
Menuki : Samurai are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the syakudo nanako plate,
samurai are engraved with gold color. NBTHK Hozon, Mumei(Ayakoji)
Kozuka:On the syakudo nanako plate, samurai are engraved
with gold color.NBTHK Hozon, Mumei(Goto)
ko-gai:On the syakudo nanako plate,
samurai are engraved with gold color. Mei:Goto Tojyo.
Kogatana:Mino Kami Masatsune.
From Aoi Art:Nakajima Rai is called Rai Kuninaga student of Rai kunitoshi.
He was called Nakajima Rai because he moved to Settsu nakajima
His subject is very similar with Rai kunitoshi or Rai Kunimitsu.
This sword is very attractive jigane and also elegant hamon.
The sword is excellent sword and also fantastic Koshirae.
50th NBTHK Juyo Token
NBTHK Hozon Paper for the Kozuka and Fuchikashira.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.