Ordering number : 10545
Kodachi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bishu Osafune Shigenaga.
Ouei 10 Nen 8 Gatsuhi
(The sword was made in1404, August. 614 years ago.)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gols wraqpped double habaki.
Blade length : 52.6 cm or 20.7 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 5
Width at the hamachi : 2.45cm or 0.964 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.69 cm or 0.67 inches.
Kasane :0.72 cm or 0.28inches.
Era : Late Nanbokucyo to Early Muromachi.
Shape : The blade is rahter thin with deep sori
and longer kissali elegant shape.
Jigane :Itame ahda and mokume hada mixed with masanagare.
On the ji, utsuri appear.
Shinogiji: koitame hada and mokume hada mixed.
Hamon :Konie deki cyouji midare and kogunome midare mixed
with asi and yo work.
Boshi is notare and round shape.
Special feature:Bisyu Osafune Shigenaga is working at late Nanbokucyo to
early Muromachi period. This sword is precious because the blade
was engraved Uramei(Nenki)
At that period early Ouei era many famous sword makers like
Morimitsu, Tasumitsu are working. Shigenaga was probably helped
famous sword makers as helping his master because his subject is few.
Saya :black roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the syakudo thick Tsuba, engraved a willow tree and Japanese
boat which is peaceful Japanese blend into the scenery.
Menuki : Flower is engraved with gold color by syakudo plate.
From Aoi Art:This sword maker is not so famous but it is precious
because Uramei(nengo) is engraved.
Probably he helped hhis master for many years.
It is impressive that the blade has been kept so many years(614years) by many samurai.
The sword is nice and also accompanied with good Koshirae(mounting) the condition is very good.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.