Ordering number : 17364
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(36th NBTHK Juyo Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Mumei(Yamato Shizu)
Sayagaki: Kokiwame Shizu Kaneuji, blade length is 68.4cm
Dai Kinsu 50 Mai. Kojo Genroku 7 nen Origami Taisyo 8 May by Honami Ringa.
Origami by Honami Ko-Jyo.
(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 by one of the highest ranking polisher.
Blade length : 68.4 cm or 26.9 inches.
Sori :1.1cm or 0.433 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane :0.6 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Early Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) and rather wide and engraved bo-hi on both sides of the blade.
Jigane :The Jigane is vivid Sosyu style active jigane with chikei works a lot.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare with deep nioikuchi and small gunome midare mixed.
In Hamon, there are sunagashi and kinsuji scatter.
Special feature: Yamato shizu means that Sizu saburo Kaneuji was making swords at Yamato province.
But he and his students moved to Mino province called as Yamato shizu.
This blade mixed Yamato, Soshu and Mino.
Saya :Kawarinuri saya.
Tsuba :Oval shape iron tsuba, dragon fly and bee are engraving
with gold color.
Menuki : plant is engraved by copper plate.
Kojiri:On the iron plate, 3 dragon flies are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the iron plate, dragon flies are painted by golds color.
From Aoi-Art:This sword looks Sosyu Masamune or Kaneuji.
The Jigane is very strong with powerful chikei. and active gunome
midare hamon with deep nioikuchi and sunagashi, kinsuji.
According to the sayagaki which was done by Honami Ringa,
he wrote the blade as Ooshizu(Kaneuji) at Taisyo 8 May.
The Origami accompanied by Honami Ko-Jyo.
On the Jyuyo zuhu, it didn’t write about Kojyo Origami
so we don’t responsible about this matter.
many years ago, Mr tanobe sensei showed Masamune to me and remind the active Hamon and Jigane looks this sword.
According to the sword museam, the blade looks Ooshizu(kaneuji)
but the hamon of the Kissaki is hakikake style and rather much sunagashi.
So the sword judged as Yamato shizu.
Anywaty the blade is fantastic Jigane and active Hamon.
We recomend this sword for you.
36th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.