Katana in Shirasaya (49th NBTHK Juyo Token)
AOI Bijyutasu Syosin Kanteisyo NBTHK Jyuyo Token #49
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki:Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length:67.3 cm or 26.4 inches.
Sori:1.5cm or 0.59inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.81 cm or 1.10inches.
Width at the Kissaki:1.62 cm or 0.63 inches.
Kasane:0.67 cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword:650 grams.
Era:Early of Nanbokucho period
Shape:O-Suriage Mumei sword.
Regular width and thickness but Sori is deep and Boshi is Chu-Kissaki.
Jigane:Itame-Hada well grained Jinie attached. Chikei and Utsuri is visible.
Hamon:Niedeki deep Nioikuchi Gunome-Midare and Togari-Gunome Midare mixed strongly. Sunagashi and Kinsuji worked clealy.
Boshi:Notare round shape, Hakikake style.
Special feature:Shizu-Saburo-Kaneuji moved to Mino province from Nara in Yamato province. He was a swordsmith of Tegai School. Yamato-Shizu is the general term for the School before
moving. In the narrow sense, it means only Kaneuji. The workmanship has a tendency toward Yamato style.
49th NBTHK Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata.