Ordering number : 18449(Consignment Sale)
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Oite Nanki Shigekuni Zo Kore (first generation)
Shinto:Saijyo saku (the top ranking sword maker in Shito period)
Ryo was mono cutting test ranking. Kii province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade is polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 71.4cm or 28.11inches.
Sori : 1.25cm or 0.492 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :3.06 cm or 1.204 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.07 cm or 0. 85 inches.
Kasane : 0.56cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is wode and thick with small Sori and longer kissaki.
The blade is oo suriage mumei.
Jigane :Itame hada and oo itame hada mixed
and masame hada mixed with jinie and chikei work.
Hamon :Suguha hamon deeo nioikuchi
with Ashi scatter in Ha and also Kinsuji.
Special feature: First generation Nanki Shigekuni was called Kuro Saburo who worked at Yamato province with his father Kanekuni.
They moved to Suruga province.
He was worked for Tokugawa Ieyasu shogunate and moved to Kishu province.
He was very good circumstance for making sword because plenty of good
Tamahagane by supported Shogun Tokugawa.
He was very skillful swordsmith Yamato den and soshu den also.
This blade is Yamato Den style with nice Masame Hada.
Saya : Dark brown Saya with some pattern inlay.
Tsuba : Round shape Shakudo Nanako Tsuba, tiger and piony are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Shakudo, Shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron, wave design is engraved with silver cloth inlay.
From Aoi Art: There are number of Suriage blade. As the reasons for that, the blades were so long.
This Jigane and Hamon are very nice.
This is a masterpiece of Nanki Shigekuni.
Aoi Art estimation paper :NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper.