Ordering number : 18141
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature :Mumei(unsidned) attributed as Echizen Rai.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Echizen Rai. belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki:silver single habaki.
Blade length : ７１.６ cm or 28.2 inches.
Sori : １.２ cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : ２
Width at the hamachi :３.３８ cm or 1.33inches.
Width at the Kissaki : ２.５１ cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : ０.５２cm or 0.2 inches.
Era : Late Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : Wide and thick, Osuriage, Wide Bohi engraved on both sides, shallow Sori, long Kissaki.
Jitetsu : The mixture of Koitame-hada and Masame-hada, Jinie attached, Utsuri appears slightly.
Hamon : Nie-deki, Suguha. Gunome-midare around Monouchi on the other side. Deep Nioikuchi and Soft Yo, pointed Boshi.
Special Feature : The sword looks like by Rai Kuninaga, but NBTHK attributes this sword to Echizen Rai.
Originally this sword might be wider.
From Aoi Art : The sword is influenced by Rai school.
It looks very clear and this Gunome-midare hamon is really interesting, Unfortunately, however, there’re Kitae on blade and on Boshi, but considering the age of the sword, condition is fine.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.Aoi Art estimation NBTHK Hozon paper : whole Oshigata.