Ordering number: 21460
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei attributed as Chiyozuru Morihiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length: 60.1cm or 23.6inches.
Sori:1.0 cm or 0.39inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.95cm or 1.16inches.
Kasane:0.7 cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:545grams.
Era: Bunna era in the Nambokucho period. 1352.
Shape: This was fixed from the very long Nagamaki, Shinogi is wide and Mune is shallow: unique to the works from Nambokucho period.
Jigane: Koitame-hada well grained, Jinie attached, Utsuri appears beautifully.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha, Koashi comes in, Boshi ends with Yakizume.
Special feature: Chiyozuru Morihiro is supposed to have been a son of Rai Kuniyasu, was a swordsmith in Echizen, actively made swords in around Bunna era.
From Aoi Art: Suriage of long Nagamaki, very wide and stately shaped. The body is typical Nambokucho style, Utsuri appears: we can see the flow of Rai school. Chiyozuru Morihiro is a kind of lucky name, we can definitely recommend this sword for you.(Chiyo=1000 years, Zuru/Tsuru=crane)
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token(*the paper will be issued later)
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.