Ordering number : AS20117
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei attributed as Shikkake latter generation.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs toJyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki
Blade length :21.8 cm or 8.58 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.02 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.52cm or 0.20 inches.
The weight of the sword 105 grams.
Era : Early of Muromachi period.
Shape : Regular width and thickness, small Tanto.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained, Jinie attached. Also to see Chikei and texture well.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha with Deep Nioikuchi, Notare at some part. Boshi is round
shape Hakikake style.
Special feature: The sword seems like sword which made in north side
countries but NBTHK said this is Shikkake. We think
Shikkake has more Emphasized Gunome-midare, but
anyway, this sword was Judged as Mumei Shikkake and it is
not a bad result.
Koshirae :Navy officer’s Koshirae
Aoi Art: At a glance Jigane of this sword has Utsuri and Chikei seems like Norishige.
Nakago is long and it is in Navy Koshirae. usually, Navy Tanto
Koshirae was made by imitation sword.
But this Tanto was used by real Japanese forged Tanto.
I think the blade was made at northern part of Japan.
The blade is called Hokkokumono.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata