Ordering number: 23466
Katana: Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Inscription: Mutsu Kami Shigezane
Tame Sokusai Enmei Nari
Ono sei Nagami Uji Iwanosuke Shigeaki
Tenna 4 Kinoe-Ne Nen 2 Gati Hatsuuma
Explanation: This blade was made by Mutsu Kami Shigezane in February 1684 to good health and prolong Ono sei Nagami Uji Iwanosuke Shigeaki’s life.
Our company categorizes swords based on their craftsmanship as top-notch, excellent, high-quality, and standard. This sword is classified as a high-quality work.
Habaki: Gold color single Habaki.
Blade Length: 62.2 cm or 24.49 inches
Curvature: 1.5 cm or 0.59 in
Mekugi-ana (Peg Hole): 1 hole
Motokasane (Thickness at Base): 2.9 cm or 1.2 in
Sakikasane (Thickness at Tip): 2.0 cm or 0.8 in
Kissaki-Nagasa (Blade Length): 0.7 cm or 0.3 in
Weight of Sword: 565 grams
Era: Edo period, Tenwa 4 (1684)
Shape: This is a well-proportioned, deep-curved blade with an elongated point, showcasing a harmonious construction.
Jigane: The steel grain is of fine ko-itame hada with a tight skin.
Hamon: The temper line (hamon) is a small, active midareba with a rounded return.
Features: The blade bears the inscription “To Ward Off Calamity and Prolong Life” along with auspicious elements such as the Year of the Wood Horse and the Day of
the Rooster, bringing good fortune.
Tsuba: A circular iron tsuba with a depiction of autumn scenery on a brass tree near the riverside.
Fuchikashira: Carving chrysanthemum flowers on a copper base.
Menuki: chrysanthemum flower is intricately carved on a copper base, and colored enamel work is applied using gold.
*there is no Tsubagi. If you want to have it, there is an additional cost of 10,000 yen.
Fom Aoi Art: Mutsu-no-kami Shigetane, Unknown, around the Jōkyō era. It’s
widely agreed that the execution of the inscription is skillful and well-done, and the
production quality is high. However, there’s limited information available about the
number of pieces created, necessitating further research. The inscription “To Ward Off
Calamity and Prolong Life” signifies the wish for a long, safe life. The term “First
Rooster” refers to the first day of the second month according to the lunar calendar. The
Year of the Wood Horse is a specific year in the sexagenary cycle.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper