Ordering number: 20531
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(Etsushu Mitsuyuki)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper single habaki.
Blade length: 64.6cm or 25.4 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.06 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.73cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 730 grams.
Era : Late Nanbokucho period, Kakei era. 1387
Shape: O-suriage Mumei sword. Wide and thick blade with longer Kissaki.
Jigane:Itame-Had, Masame well grained. Jinie attached and Chikei appear.
Hamon : Niedei-Gunome-Midare and Choji-Midare mixed. Deep Nioikuchi, Sungashi and
Special feature: Etsushu Mitsuyuki is a son of Kuninaga and a student of Kuniyuki. The
sword was made in the Nanbokucho period but the condition is looks like Shinto, sword made
around Edo period. But the working in blade is very active and there are also many
pattern in Boshi, that is different from Shinto.
Tsuba: Ellips shape Tsuba with Saotome style carving
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate. Flower is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Covered by black leather.
Menuki: Club is engraved.
From Aoi Art: Etsushu Yukimitsu is swordsmith who worked around the end of the Nanbokucho
period. This sword is Itame-Hada and Masame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached and
Chikei appeared. Hamon goes up and down, Sunagashi and Kinsuji worked. Some part
of the sword looks like the Norishige style so we can recommend this sword strongly.
Koshirae is not so luxury but it also not so bad.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.