Ordering number : 19204
Katana in Shirasaya(63rd NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Mumei(Tegai)
(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 foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 71.81 cm or 28.27 inches.
Sori : 1.66 cm or 0.65 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.10 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword : 885 grams.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : O Suriage Mumei Katana, wide and thick Katana with large Sori.
Jigane : Mixture of Ko Itame Hada and Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Suguha with thick Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji.
Special feature : The relation of the Nara Temples and Yamato sword makers are close rinkage
and the main gate of the west Todaiji temple which is called Tengaimon area
was made many swords for the armed priest by sword makers.
These sword makers were served as vassal of the Todaiji temple.
The founder of the Tegai school was Kanenaga started from Syoo era or more old (1288)
The tegai school continued to Late Muromachi and also Edo period.
From Aoi Art: This sword is healthy and wonderful texture.
This Suguha Hamon has thick Nioikuchi.
We guess that this blade is a legacy of Daimyo(Japanese feudal lord).
We strongly recommend this Katana for you.
63rd NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.