Ordering number: 21141
Tachi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) (NBTHK Tokubetsu KichoToken)
Signature : Naganori (Sa Heieijo) 長則
Dr.Tanobe’s sayagaki: Fukuoka Ichimonji Sehei Jyo Naganori with Ubu Nakago. The sword was made around Seian and Kagen era by Fukuoka crafter. Small Choji Hamon style is like looking Osafune cHoji Midare style. This Hamon is Typical of the sword blade
This sword was kept by the Chofu Mouri clan Hansei era. Rare and valuable blade. Length is 74.6cm
AOI Bijyutasu Syosin Kanteisyo NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 74.6 cm or 29.37 inches.
Sori :1.67 cm or 0.65 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.81cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.33cm or 0.52 inches.
Kasane : 0.74cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword 645 grams.
Er a:Kamakura period Seian era. 1299.
Shape : Ubu Nakako, regular width and thickness blade with deep Sori.
Jigane : Ko Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are Usturi.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Choji Midare with soft Ashi.
Special feature: Generally, Fukuoka Ichimonji has many gorgeous works,
There are many works that are overwhelmingly Mumei and with signature as Ichi(一).
This Naganori has Ko Choji Midare Hamon. The Jigane is clear.
It is also an important factor that the Shinigi-Ji remains.
From Aoi Art: This sword was made around the middle of the Kamakura period by Fukuoka Ichimonji swordsmith, Naganori. Shinogi is Ko-Itame-Hada and Koitame-Hada. Dr. Tanobe also write Sayagaki and says this sword was kept by the Mouri clan. Naganori sword with Mei is very rare, Hamon is beautiful like Nagamitsu’ sword, his Naga character also looks same as Nagamatsu’s Naga
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper