Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Den Shikkake)
Sayagaki: Yamato koku Taima Kunikiyo. Blade length is 73.4cm.
Osuriage Mumei. There is a woud caused by arrow in Hakiura side.
by an unknown author.
(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 single Habaki.
Blade length : 73.4 cm or 28.89 inches.
Sori : 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.09 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : Osuriage Mumei, thick and wide Katana.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha with Ko-Ashi.
Special feature: Shikkake School of Yamato province prospered present Tenri City in Nara pref. The name Shikkake was from Shikkake-ishi, the stone pedestal settling down the portable shrine to take a rest on the way of religious services.
The jitetsu of this sword is extremely fine that has something in common
with Taima School. It satietes the collector’s interest.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.