Ordering number: 19738
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(62nd NBTHK Juyo Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Mumei(Rai Kunimitsu)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: gold wrapped single habaki
Blade length : 65.7cm or25.8 inches.
Sori :1.5cm or 0.59inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.97 cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.97 cm or 0.77inches.
Kasane 0.42: cm or 0.16inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period Kareki era.
Shape : The blade is oo suriage mumei and the blade is wide and thick with deep wazori srtyle nice looking shape.
Jigane:Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed with jinie thick Nie-utsuri appear.
Hamon :suguha based koashi and yo work.
special feature:Rai kunimitsu was a son of the Rai Kunitoshi who was a very skillful sword maker.
The first stage was made Kareki Gannun signature. His signature is changing many different signatures.
This sword is still a healthy blade and quite well jigane and bright hamon.
Koshirae: Handachi style Koshirae.
Tsuba: On the round shape iron Tsuba, a dragon is engraved with gold and silver color.
Fuchikasira:On the syakudo plate, dragon and a tiger are engraved. with gold color.
saya:black ishimeji style.
Menuki: On the syakudo plate, a gragon is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri:On the syakudo plate, a dragon is engraved.
From Aoi Art: It is rear sword Rai Kunimitsu Jyuyo Token. The deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
On the Jigane, very clear Utsuri appear and active ashi and yo scatter.
The blade has passed more than 700 years which is called Daimyo mono.
Daimyo mono means the sword belonged to some daimyo’s item. The blade is a healthy and wonderful nice texture.
The sword has passed more than 700 years historical nice sword.
Aoi Bijyutsu Syoshin estimation paper
62nd NBTHK Juyo Token paper.