Ordering number: 20197
Tachi in Shirasaya.(61th NBTHK Juyo Token)
Signature: Mumei (Den Enju Kunimura)
Sayagaki: Written by Mr. Tanobe.
Higo Kuni Enju Kunimura
Ubu Nakago Mumei. Koshizori, Funbari, There is a difference in width be tween the Hamachi and the Kissaki. The Kissaki is small. Itame hada, there are Shirake Utsuri, Suguha Hamon.
Kyo Rai school blade. The individuality of the Enju Kunimura appears. Blade length is 2Syaku 4 Sun 8Bu.
Koto: Enju: Jyo saku: Higo
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 75.3 cm or 29.64 inches.
Sori : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.3 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.85 cm or 0.72 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword: 960 grams.
Era : Kamakura period aroind Bunho era.
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with large Sori.
The Nakago is Ubu.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei and Shirake Utsuri. The Jigane is beautiful and clear.
Hamon : Tight Nioikuchi Suguha Hamon with soft Ko Ashi.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: It is valuable that this Enju Kunimura has Ubu Nakago.
You can see the shape of that era. He was called Enju Taro and son of Yamato Hiromura. He was later called Raikuniyuki. He moved to Higo province and became the founder of Enju school. His swords is few.
The Shinogi has Itame Hada with Masa. The blade lenght is 75.3cm, longer Kissaki nice shape sword.
From Aoi Art: This blade has NBTHK Juyo paper attribute as Den Enju Kunimura. The shape is Ubu Nakago and large Sori. It is a dignified sword. The blade was made around the Kamakura period Bunpo era(1317-1319). There are few such kind of swords these days,
and it is very valuable. We stronly recommend this Katana for you.
61th NBTHK Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.