Ordering number: 20572
Katana in Shirasaya with a box.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Sayagaki: Samonji. Blade length is 2shaku 3sun 2bu. Daikinsu 300 Mai.
Hakogaki: Samonji. Tokubetsu Kicho Token. This is a legacy of Kyogoku family.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length:70.4cm or 27.7inches.
Sori:1.0cm or 0.39inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.02 cm or 1.18inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.2 cm or 0.86inches.
Kasane:0.74 cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword:860grams.
Era: Nanbokucho period
Shape : O-Suriage Mumei sword with wide and thick shape, regular Sori and longer
Kissaki. Bo-hi is engraved on both side.
Jigane : Ko-Niedeki-Hada and Ko-Mokume-Hadame-Hada mixed. Utsuri appeared beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Ko-Niedeki Suguha based Ko-Gunome-Midare.
Boshi: Sharpe Midarekomi style.
Special feature: Sa-Sadayoshi is O-Sa’s student.
He made different style swords from other Sa.
His swords is clear Jigane with Chikei and Kinsuji.
O-Sa has many students like Yukihiro,
Yoshisada, Kunihiro, Kuniyuki… but all of them made
swords same as their master. The students was call Sue-
Sa and they worked around Muromachi period.
From Aoi Art: This sword is O-Suriage-Mumei but it is wide sword with O-Kissaki, typical Nanbokucho swords’s shape. Especially, we can see the special feature of Samonji at the Boshi. Sa school’s special feature is Beautiful and clear Jigane with Ko-Itame-Hada and Mokume-Hada. We can see all of Sa’s special feature from this sword. We strongly recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.