Ordering number: 22394
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei(judged as Hokke school)
(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 foiled double habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:65.5cm or 25.78inches.
Sori:1.8cm or 0.70inches.
Width at the hamachi2.53cm or 0.99inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.76cm or 0.69inches.
Kasane0.6cm or 0.23inches.
The weight of the sword:515grams
Era: The Nambokucho period
Shape: Osuriage Mumei. The blade is normally broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Itame flows with strong Masa patterns. Hadame is visible. Shirake Utsuri appears and becomes rough.(Hadadachi)
Hamon: Mainly Suguha with lots of Koashi. Boshi turns back round and becomes Yakizume. The tip turns back sharply.
Special feature: Bingo Kuni Hokke school is a different branch from Mihara mono, was founded by Sukekuni in Minota, Bingo province. Their works start from the Nambokucho period, sometimes to the early Muromachi period. Works of Ichijo, Kaneyasu, Yukiyoshi, and Shigeyasu still exist.
Tsuba: Thin and round iron Tsuba with plum blossoms engraving.
Fuchi: Shakudo Nanako plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Shakudo plate, Higo Koshirae Kashira.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, family crest is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This work is truly well-made with old enough Koshirae with thin shape to be like Higo Koshirae, which we can truly recommend to you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta