Ordering number: 21323
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei (attributed as Tashiro Kanenobu)
(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: Copper single Habaki
Blade length:69.5 cm or 27.36inches.
Sori:1.5 cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.31cm or 1.30inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.23 cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane:0.68cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword:785grams.
Era: Jouoh era, the Edo period. (Around 1952)
Shape: The blade is shaped like the works from Keicho era. The blade is broad, thick, and big Kissaki. Width at Hamachi and the one at Kissaki are nearly the same. It is Mumei but it had kept its quality as nearly Ubunakago.
Jigane: Koitamehada becomes fine to be beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Togari(sharp)-Gunomemidare reminding of Kanemoto. Firstly Togari-Gunome, and after that a little bit round Gunomemidare. Boshi is Midarekomi. Kinsuji appears in Hachu. The blade is bright and keen.
Special Feature: Tashiro Kanenobu was really good at tracing Kanemoto 2nd, who made 3 cider trees. He named himself as Mino Kobe Ju Tashiro Kakubei. It is very similar to Katsukuni.
Saya: The black colored saya is covered by some deeper black color.
Tsuba: On the iron tsuba, patterns like silver rope are engraved. Also Pampas grass, mountains, and birds are engraved as background.
Fuchikashira: On the iron plate, plant is engraved.
Menuki:Fujin and Raijin (Wind God and Thunder God) are engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: On the iron plate, some plants are engraved.
From Aoi Art: This work is broad, and really well-made. We wonder why it has no Mei(signature). Koshirae is also well-made.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta.