Ordering number : 18198
Katana in Koshirae.
Signature :Izumi Kami Kanesada (gold powder signature)
Hon a Kao (gold powder signature)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 63.93 cm or 25.16 inches.
Sori : 1.35 cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.08 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.625cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is cut shortened (oosuriage mumei)
with deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained beautiful texture.
Hamon :Niedeki notare with 5 gunome and continued this style notare
from the hamon, it looks like Sengo style Owari school.
Specila feature:At this moment, this gold powder signature is not guaranteed by NBTHK.
If the blade will be polished away the signature,
the sword will pass NBTHK Hozon paper.
Koshirae : Mino Goto Koshirae
Saya : Kawari Nuri Saya. Kojiri: Silver, wave is engravd.
Tsuba : Mokko shape Shakudo Nanako Tsuba, autumn flowers and insects are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Shakudo, boat is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakuso nanako, autumn flowers and insects are engraved with gold color.
Wari-Kogai: Shakudo, tiger is engraved.
Kurikata: Copper, shell is engraved.
From Aoi Art: If the blade ssignature removed, the sword will pass NBTHK Hozon pper. I think the sword looks Sengo school or Owarri seki school. Koshirae is very nice high ranking Koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.