Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (Kzusa Kami Kaneshige)
Shinto: Jyosaku: Ryo Wazamono: Musashi province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 67.9 cm or 26.73 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 cm or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period, Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and thick blade. Kanbun Shinto style Katana.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with wide Ashi.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: This blade was made 2nd generation
of Kzusa Kami Kaneshige. This blade looks like Hojoji school and Kotetsu.
This is Mumei Katana, Gunome Midare with thick Niokuchi and Ashi.
This blade is typical Kaneshige and nice work.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.