Katana : Kongo Hyoe Jo Minamoto Morikiyo
Katana in Koshirae(NBTHK Kicho Paper)
Signature : Kongo Hyoe Jo Minamoto Morikiyo.
Eiroku Gannnen (1558)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to regular saku ranking.
Habaki : single copper.
Blade length : 66.5 cm or 26.18 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.83 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.84 cm or 0.72 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Muromachi period, around Eiroku era.
Shape : This blade is rather small sized Katana with Sori.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are Chikei.
and visible to see the texture.
Hamon : Nie Deki, tight Suguha Hamon with thick Nioukuchi.
Boshi is round Hakikake shape.
Special feature : Kongo Hyoe Jo Minamoto Morikiyo is descended from the Moritaka. He made the sword in Chikugo province.
Kongo Hyoe is a swrod smith for a monk.
So it thought that the Nakago is tip of Stupa shape.
It is rare that the signature was engraved as "Kongo Hyoe Jo".
Normally the signature was engraved as "Moritaka" or "Morikiyo".
This sword is not so large. But the shape is nice and Hadamono blade.
Saya : Kawarinuri Saya.
Tsuba : Octagonal shape, iron Tsuba with open work. Middle Edo period.
Menuki : Flower is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako, the landscape is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Kicho Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 300,000-.