Order number : 17591
Katana in Black Roiro Saya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(Osafune Morokage)
middle Koto:Cyujyo saku rankin:Bizen.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :syakudo and gold colored double habaki.
Blade length : 74.8 cm or 29.44 inches.
Sori :2.5cm or 0.98 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.72cm or 1.07 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.9cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.62cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Early Muromachi period. 1394.
Shape : The blade is regular widthm thickness and deep sori
and longer kissaki which is attractive shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and some parts are
loose hada and also small openings Utsuri appear.
On the Mune, there are some Kizu.
Hamon :Niedeki cyoji midare and gunome midare mixed with ashi work.
In Hamon, many sunagashi and kinsuji scatter.
Special feature:Morokage was a son of the Oomiya Morikage
and worked late Nanbokucyo period to early Muromachi period at Bizen.
This sword is long kissaki which looks like Nanbokucyo period.
Even though the blad has some oohada and flow, the blade is almost Ubu style gorgeous shape.
From Aoi-Art: This sword has some Kizu but the blade itself old and nice shape which has passed more than 620 years ago.
You can enjoy this active hamon.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.