Ordering number: 20443
Ken in Shirasaya with Koshirae(Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei(Uda)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length: 23.0 cm or 9.06 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.4cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.51cm or 0.2 inches.
The weight of the sword 140 grams.
Era: Late Edo period.
Shape: Nice shape healthy Ken.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attach and Utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deki Suguha with notare hamon.
Bo-shi is a round in shape.
Special feature: At a glance, the blade looks old but the Jigane looks tight so we think the blade was made around late Edo period.
From Aoi Art: This is typical Koshirae at end of Edo period.
This unusual Moroba style work was popular at the end of the
Muromachi period but not in early Edo period, and was popular again at the end of the Edo period. It has high killing ability and also good as an appreciation piece
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper