Ordering number : 18520 (Consignment sale)
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature :Mumei Aoe #35 Jyuyo Token.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saki ranking.
Sayagaki was done by National human treasure. Honami Nissyu.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length :75.0 cm or 29.5 inches.
Sori :2.2cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.92cm or 1.14inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.57cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : middle Kamakura period Syoan era 1299.
Shape : The blade is oo suriasge mumei attributed as Aoe.
the blade is long and wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Itame had hadatachi mokume had,and chikei work and also chikei work.
Hamon :Konie deck from the hamachi area, gunome midair and cyoji midair and then suguha based with ashi, sakasaashi
with Yo,asi work with soft feeling nioikuch like mooring mist which is very soft nice feeling.
Special feature:The Aoe School, regarded Yasutsugu in the middle Heian period as the founder had been prospered
at the lower reaches of the Takanashi River in Bichu province. Swordsmiths of Aoe School forged quite a few o-naginata
in late Kamakura period to early Nambokucho period.
Hamon has nice Choji Midare.
Koshirae : Tachi koshirae.
Saya :Gold Nashiji plate, family crests are painted by Erushi.
Tsuba :On the syakudo plate, plant and family crest are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Kokinko solid gold abalone design. NBTHK Tokubetsu
Aoi Art Syoshin paper :Jyuyo Token #35