Katana in Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Kanesaki
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword Mumei kanesaki belongs to jyo-saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 68.18 cm or 26.84 inches.
Sori : 1.45 cm or 0.57 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.81 cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.92 cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.77 cm or inches.
Era : Edo period Kanei era.
Shape : The blade is surigae mumei with regular size thickness and width.
Boshi is rather longer kissaki.
Jigane : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach with chikei
and visible to see the texture well which is called hadamono.
Hamon : Konie deki round shape gunome midare
and togari gunome midare mixed and boshi is hakikake style.
Special feature :From the Jigane and hamon,
the blade looks Mino school or Kanesaki.
The nice texture hadamono remind us Norishige style.
Shinogoji is also asa same as Jigane texrure.
Koshirae : nice condition Koshirae(mounting)
Saya : black ishimeji saya.
Tsuba : On the round shape syakudo plate,
the rim is covered by silver rope style silver.
Menuki : rather big cow is engraved by solid gold or gold color.
(difficult to distinguish)
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo plate, cow carriage、men and landscape.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.