Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(49th NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Enju)
The blade was polished
Blade length : 68.7 cm or 27.04 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.85 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.81 cm or 0.71 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho Period
Shape : Thick and shallow Sori blade.
Jitetsu :Itame Hada and Mokume Hada mixed with Jinie attached.
There are Shirake-Utsuri.
Hamon : Hoso-Suguha, Shimari-Nioikuchi with Ko-Nie and Muneyaki.
Nioikuchi is bright. Boshi is Oo Maru round shape and little bit Hakikake.
Special feature : Enju school was reported as Rai Kuniyuki school.
The founder of the Enju was Kunimura and educated many swordsmith like Kunitoshi ,Kunitoki, Kuniyasu. Muniyoshi, Kuninobu and so on.
They worked from late Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period who were very similar with Rai school.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, dragon and Samurai are engraved with open work, gold and silver color.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo, wave is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : Lobster is engraved with gold color.
49th NBTHK Juyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.