Ordering number : 14446
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Mumei (Den Yamato Shizu)
The blade was polished by Mukansa top ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 68.0 cm or 26.77 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.64 cm or 1.03 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.78 cm or 0.7 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) attributed as Yamato Shizu.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach and small chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare with soft Habuchi and kasha, Yo scatter in Ha.
Boshi is also fine habuchi midarekomi with kinsuji.
Special feature : Yamato shizu lived in Yamato province which school was famous Shizu Saburo Kaneuji.
This blade is similar with Masamune.
The Jigane is wonderful and nice Hamon which was polished by Mukansa polisher.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 1,000,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 980,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)