Katana: Mumei attributed as Tegai Kanetoshi
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) attributed as Tegai Kanetoshi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo-saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 71,5 cm or 28.1 inches.
Sori : 2,2 cm or 0.87 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 2,82 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1,95 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0,63 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Muromachi period Eikyo era. (1429-1441)
Shape : The blade is Osuriage Mumei and regular width thickness with rather deep curve and long Kissaki.
Jigane : Itame-hada and Masame-Hada mixed with Jinie attach and Chikei work.
Shinogiji : Jigane is almost as same as Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha with double Hamon, Sunagashi and Kinsuji work and also Ashi and Yo work well.
Generally Yamato Tegai school is simple Suguha Hamon but this sword is active vivid Hamon.
Special feature :
Koshirae : Tachi mounting (this Koshirae was made after the Meiji era)
But the Koshirae was made by traditional way.
Saya :On the gold Nashiji, family crests are painted by gold color.
Tsuba :On the syakudo nanako plate, family crests are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo nanako plate, family crests are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: On the syakudo nanako plate, many family crests are engraved with gold color.
Todaiji temple was guarded by temple's soldiers and they made
swords which is called Tegai school.
NBTHK Hozon paper (Just passed July Shinsa, waiting for paper to be published)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.