Ordering number : 18526
Nagamaki in Shirasaya (the 40th NBTHK Juyo Token)
Signature: Mumei(Unsigned)(Aoe school)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 72.9 cm or 28.70 inches.
Sori : 2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.20 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The wide and thick Nagamaki. The blade shape is very massive and healthy.
Jitetsu : Tight Itame hada works very well. It’s called Chirimen Hada.
There is Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie based, Suguha and Ko-Gunome mix. There are many Ashi and Yo.
Boshi is rather tight and Kaeri style.
Special feature : The Aoe School had been prospered at the lower reaches of the Takanashi river in Bichu province.
The works before middle Kamakura period is called “Ko-Aoe”.
This blade has massive and healthy shape. And this blade has Homare-kizu on Shinogi.
This blade has passed the 40th NBTHK Juyo Token
the 40th NBTHK Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.