Ordering number : 18144
Katana in Shirasaya(26th NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Mumei(Naoe Shizu)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 60.4 cm or 23.77 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.08 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.35 cm or 0.92 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period(1336~)
Shape : Orisuage Mumei, wide Katana.
There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada and Masame Hada well grained
with Jinie attach. There are Chikei.
Hamon : Ko-Notare and Gunome Midare.
There are Togari-Ba. In Ha, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature : Naoe Shizu school is a group of a smiths
with the founder ‘Kaneuji’, who was one of 10 students
of Masamune. They moved to Naoe from Sizu, Mino province.
The blade remaining signature on stem are very rare and most
of them became Mumei by O-suriage.
From Aoi Art: This blade has beautiful Jitetsu and good work in Ha.
The blade length is 60.4cm Katana. But the NBTHK classifies this Katana as Wakizashi.
We recommend this blade very much.
26th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.