Ordering number: AS22383
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei (judged as Sue Tegai)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
Sayagaki: Tegai O-suriage Mumei, good quality, length is 2 Syaku 3 Sun 2 Bu (70.0cm) 1975 start of winter. Dr. Kanzan
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver double habaki.
Length: 70.0cm or 27.5 inches
Sori : 0.3 cm or 0.11 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.82cm or 1.11inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.71cm or 0.67 inches.
Kasane :0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
The weight of the sword 580 grams.
Era : Early of Muromachi
Shape : Regular width and thickness. Very shallow Sori, longer Kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame-Hada well grained. There is Masame and O-hada but there is also Utsuri.
Hamon : Konie-deki. Urumig-gokoro with Ko-Ashi. Boshi is deep round shape.
Special feature: Tegai is start from Kamakura period, one of 5 Yamato schools (Ho-sho, Toma, Tegai, Shikkake, Senjuin) and they made swords for their monks soldiers. Dr. Kanzan write Sayagaki and says this is Tegai but NBTHK says this is Sue-Tegai. In our opinion, Jigane is well grained and Koitame-hada with Masame and Suguha so this sword is made around Nanbokucho period. But NBTHK says this is Tegai around Muromachi period. Anyway, The Jigane is good quality and clear and elegant.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.