Ordering number: 22102
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Taira Masumori(Takada)
Sue Koto: Chu Jyo saku: Takada
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold painted copper Habaki
The blade is polished.
Blade length:68.1cm or 26.81inches.
Sori:2.7cm or 1.06inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.9cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki:0.75cm or 0.29inches.
Kasane:0.66cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:600grams
Era: Around the Tenbun era(1532)
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with deep Sori. The blade has Hi and Soehi on the both sides. Well-shaped work.
Jigane: Koitamehada with Masame and Utsuri. Soft Jigane.
Hamon: Koniedeki Suguha with lots of Koashi. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: This work was made in the Tenbun era, the Muromachi period.
The blade has deep Sori and apparently, it looks like Kamakura period works: classic and chic shape.
Koshirae: Handachi Koshirae
Tsuba: Black Roiro Saya
Fuchikashira: Iron plate, patterns are engraved.
Kojiri/Kashiwade: Iron plate, patterns are engraved.
Saya: Black Ishimeji Saya
Menuki: Shakudo plate, birds are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Taira Masumori is also known as Taira Takada.
He made works with good shape and lots of Ashi and Utsuri: soft atmosphere.
Koshirae is not so gorgeous, but it has unique atmosphere
with its Handachi shape. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta