Ordering number: AS21466
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)(consignment sale)
Mei: Mumei (judged as Taira Takada)(NBTHK Hozon)
Mei: Mumei (judged as Tomomitsu)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
habaki:Gold wrapped double habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length:67.2cm or 26.45inches.
Sori :2.1cm or 0.82inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi:3.05cm or 1.20inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.21 cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane:0.63cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:700grams
Era: Around the Muromachi period
Shape: Osuriage Mumei, the blade is broad and thick with deep Sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane: Itamehada is fines with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane with Utsuri.
Hamon: Koniedeki Gunomemidare: soft Hamon. Ashi moves. Boshi is Midarekomi.
Special feature: This work was once judged as Norimitsu by NBTHK, but now it was judged as Taira Takada on the last shinsa. Jigane is very fine and elaborate with Utsuri.
From Aoi Art: There could be many opinions on this judgement, but we have to judge what we have by ourself regardless of NBTHK’s judgement. Tsuruta don’t think it is Taira Takada because it has too good Jigane, it has to be made in earlier period.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata