Katana : Mei (Signature) is Kageyori
Katana in Shirasaya,with Koshirae (NBTHK #21 Juyo paper)
Signature:Mei (Signature) is Kageyori
The blade was polished by top ranking polisher.
Habaki :Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 67.6 cm or 26.61 inches.
Sori : 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.35 cm or 0.92 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.59 cm or 0.62 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : The blade is slender with deep sori and kokissaki elegant shape blade.
Jitetsu:Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful fantastic Jigane and visible to see the clear Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha and komidare with konie attached with Nioikuchi.
Boshi is kakedashi.
Special feature :The founder of the Kageyori started early Kamakura period and continued several generation.
This Kageyori belonged to middle to late Kamakura period.
At a glance, the blade looks like Kagemitsu or Sanenaga.
The blade is the top ranking beautiful Jigane and polished perfectly by the top ranking polisher.
The Hamon is bright and clear hamon which is typical top ranking Bizen blade.
On the Nakago, the signature is mentioned as Kageyori which is very precious.
NBTHK #21 Juyo paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Koshirae : Tachi mounting(Koshirae issaku mating Koshirae) beautiful excellent Koshirae.
Tsuba : Silver plate karakusa design.
Huchikashira : On the silver plate, arakusa design is engraved.
Menuki : A dragon is engraved with silver plate.
Kojiri and other findings : On the silver plate, arakusa design is engraved.