Ordering number: 21772
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK the 64th Juyo Token)
Signature : Mumei (Den Naoeshizu)
Sayagaki: Naoshizu Dan Osuriage Mumei Nari
Hacho 2 Shaku 2 Sun 4 bu
Showa Mizunoene Shoka Kichijitsu Kanzanshi
(Naoe Shizu but Oshuriage and Mumei. lenght is 68.1cm.
1972, first of summer, written by Dr. Kanzan.)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo-saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 68.1cm or 26.8inches.
Sori : 0.5cm or 0.19 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.06cm or 1.2 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.42cm or 0.95 inches.
Kasane : 0.57cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword 640 grams.
Era : Nanbokucho Period.
Shape : Osuriage mumei, Bo-hi are engraved on both side. regular thickness and deep Sori, longer Kissaki
Jigane : Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached, Chikei work.
Hamon : Nie-deki, deep Nioi-kuchi and sharpe Gunome-midare. Sunagashi, Kinsuji worked.
Boshi: Midarekomi then Hakikake. Kinsuji worked.
Special feature: Kaneuji who was a student of the Masamune visited to Mino province then flourishing well and educated many students like Kanetomo, Kanetsugu, Kaneshige and Kanenobu. Their swords called Naoe Shizu.
From Aoi Art: This sword was designated to 64th Juyo Token not long ago. Jigane with wonderful Chikei, Hamon with deep Nioi-kuchi and sharp Gunome-midare. Sunagashi and Kinsuji worked. Boshi is Midarekomi. It is more powerful than regular Naoe Shizu. We recommend this masterpiece for you.
NBTHK the 64th Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.