Ordering number: 22094
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Mumei Den Enju
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polsher.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade length: 66.2 cm or 26.0 inches.
Sori: 1.7cm or 0.66 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.77cm or 1.09inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.5cm or 0.59inches.
Kasane: 0.65cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:520grams
Era: From the late Kamakura period to the early Nambokucho period
Shape: The blade is regularly thick and broad with slightly deep Sori and normally long Kissaki.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached. Chikei and Utsuri are visible.
Shinogi: Thin Itame- and Masame mixed.
Hamon: Bright Nioikuchi Suguha with thin Gunome-Midare. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Enju school usually make sword with soft Nioikuchi Suguha. Higo Enju’s founder is Taro Kunimura, who is a grandson of Yamashiro Rai Kuniyuki. There are many other skilled swordsmiths among them like Kuniyoshi, Kunitoki, Kuniyasu, Kunitomo, Kunitada, and Kuninobu.
Tsuba: Elipse iron Tsuba. Characters are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate with gold color.
Saya: Kairagi Saya
Menuki: Iron plate. Budda is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta