Ordering number: AS20077
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei(Shigaseki)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 65.3 cm or 25.7 inches.
Sori :1.9 cm or 0.74 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.83cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.62cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 635 grams.
Era : Middle of Muromachi period
Shape : Suriage Mumei, regular width and thickness, deep Sori and longer Kissaki, good shape sword.
Jigane : Ko-Itame-hada and Mokume-Hada mixed. Jinie attached and Utsuri apear.
Hamon: Niedeki Togari-Gunome-Midare with Ko-Choji, Ko-Gunome. Sunagashi and long Kinsuji worked.
Special feature: This swordsmith was worked at Bishu Yamada Shonai of Siga so he was called Sigaseki. He was worked around
middle of Muromachi period, Mei-ou era.
In our opinion, there are few swords has Mei because some
of them were Suriage and appraised as
Shizu or Naoe-Shizu.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako plate. Wise man and people who riding horse are
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki: Shakudo, a flower is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This peace has shape like O-Naginata with deep Sori. We can
feel how this old from Jigane and Hamon which looks like
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.