Ordering number: 23071
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(attributed to Shikkake school, Yamato)
Kotto:Jyo saku:Yamato.Oo wazamono.
(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.
habaki: Gold failed single habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length :68.2 cm or 26.85 inches.
Sori : 1.6cm or inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.944cm or 1.159 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.92cm or 2.56inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.256inches.
The weight of the sword 660grams
Era : kamakurajidai Bunpo era.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei wide and thick kissaki
Jigane :zitame hada and mokume hda mixed and visible to see the texture well.
Hamon :Suguha style with Nezumi asi work.and hakikake style.
special feature:The founder of Shikkake was Norinaga and appraised as Shikkake. The blade is healthy and good work. This Shikkake sword makers were living Yamabe gun Kishida village Shikkake and called he as son of the Norihiro called Taro zaemon.
some his sword mentioned as one precious data which is Bunpo 3 Nen tsuchinoto Hitsuji March tenth age 48 years.
Saya :Black Ishime ji saya.
Tsuba :Mokko style iron Tsuba, silver plate is covered the Mimi.
Menuki : By syakudo plate long sized Ho-ou (6,3cm) was engraved. Ho-ou is Chinese phoenix bird.
From Aoi Art:In Yamato ,Ho-syo,Taima, Shikkaake. Tegai and Senjyuin. In Nara province, there are many soldiers were working for protecting shrines and temples. and also sword makers were making swords for these soldier monks. This blade was attributed as Mumei Shikkake. This sword is healthy blade eith Koshirae. We recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
translated by Tsuruta Kazushige