Ordering number: 19423
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature: Mumei (Unji)
Koto: Jyo Saku: Bizen.
(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 : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 54.54 cm or 21.47 inches.
Sori : 1.21 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.70 cm or 1.06 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.53 cm or 0.20 inches.
The weight of the sword: 385 grams.
Era : Late Kamakura period. around Bunpo 1317.
Shape : O-Suriage Mumei, regular width and thickness Wakizashi.
Jigane : The mixture of Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei.
Hamon: Nioi Deki, Choji Midare and Gunome Midare. There are many Ashi.
From the Hamachi to Kissaki, continue the same pattern of Choji Midare.
Boshi is Sansaku and Notare style.
Special feature: Unsho, Unji, and Unju lived and forged sword at Ukan in Bizen province.
From the same First Chinese character used their signatures, they are called Un-rui, which means in the category of Un.
They are also called Ukan schools from the name of a place they lived.
One theory holds that Unji was a son of Unsho. Three dated swords of Unji forged in the Showa era (1312-),
Bunpo era (1317-) and Kenmu era (1334-) still survive and they make clear the period of his activity.
Koshirae : Han-Tachi Koshirae.
Saya : Reddish-brown color cloth is wrapped.
Tsuba : Iron Tachi Tsuba.
Menuki : Cherry blossoms are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Kojiri: iron with some pattern.
From Aoi Art: The blade has excellent Jigane. The Hamon is rounded Choji-Ba. At a glance, the blade is simillar to Osafune school.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.