Katana in Shirasaya(Jyuyo Token #13)
Signature : Mumei (Den Kanemitsu)
sayagaki : Bisyu Osafune Kanemitsu Oosuriage Hacyo 2syaku 5 sun Jyuyo Token
Syowa 48 Ki Ushi Nen Syogatu 15 hi Kunzan shi.
Cyu Koto : Saijyo saki ranking(top ranking sword maker) The best cut well sword(Saijyo Oowaza mono ranking) Bizen school.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold double foiled habaki.
Blade length : 75.7 cm or 29.8 inches.
Sori : 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.16 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.24 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29inches.
Era : Early Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : The blade is Oosuriage Mumei wide and thick with long ookissaki style healthy nice looking sword.
Jitetsu : Koiktame hada and mokume hada mixed well grained with jinie attach with clear Utsuri appear on the Ji marvelous texture.
Hamon : Nioideki gunome midare and Cyoji midare mixed with sunagashi and Yo and also kinsuji work.
Boshi is midarekomi and turns back sharp Togari.
Special feature : The blade is wide and long ookissaki style healthy Daimyo holding sword.
Kanemitsu was a son of the Kagemitsu and called Mago zaemon worked Bunei era(1264) First he learned making
swords from his father Kagemitsu and made Kataochi Gunome style but later on He made his own style like this sword.
He is one of the famous 21 cut well swords which is called Oowazamono (the best cut well sword maker)21 sword makers.
His swords are mentioned as Jyuyo Bunkazai 13 pieces right now.
The sword is very nice Jigane and Hamon and also clear Utsuri on the Ji.
Of course the blade was belonged to Daimyo family.
Jyuyo Token 13th.
Aoi Art estimation paper : Whole Oshigata.