Ordering number: 19390
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei (Chiyozuru Morihiro)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to jo- saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 68.0cm or 26.77 inches.
Sori : 1.5cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.82 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.95cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 545 grams.
Era : Nanbokucho period around Bunna Era 1352.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei Katana. There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Regular width and thickness.
Jigane : Ko Mokume Hada Hadadachi with Jinie attach.
There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Sugua with Ko Ashi.
The Ha is bright. There are Kinsuji and Sunagashi.
Boshi is round shape. There is a Kitae Ware on the blade.
Special feature: Chiyozuru Morihiro was a son of Chiyozuru Kuniyasu.
The blade was made in the Nanbokucho period.
Chiyozuru Morihiro was descendant of Rai schoool and moved to Echizen.
And became Echizen Rai. They continued to the early Muromachi priod.
Saya : Aogai Chirashi Saya with black wide line.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, plants are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Tiger is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo nanako, Kabuto, fan, armor and sword are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The blade passed more than 680years.
There are some Kizu and flaws. But the Jigane is tight and visible to see the texture. It is called Rai Jigane. There are clear Utsuri.
In the Ha, there are a lot of works.
This is typical Nanbokucho style Katana.
The Koshirae is also nice. We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.