Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (Osafune Kiyomitsu)
The blade was polished.
Length:66.5cm or 26.18 inches.
Sori:1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Motohaba(width of the Hamachi:3.0 cm or 1.18 inches.
Sakihaba(width of Kissaki):2.4 cm or 0.945 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Jidai: Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thich and rather deep Sori
which was cut shortened Oosuriage Mumei style.
Jitetsu:Itame hada and Mokume hada convined well grained
with much Jinie attach and also chikei appear also thin Utsuri appear on the Ji.
Hamon:Niedeki Suguha hamon and in Ha, there are many small ashi
and Yo work and small Sunagashi, Kinsuji scatter.
Special feature:At a glance, the blade looks like Rai school.
but the NBTHK issued as Osafune Kiyomitsu.
I think from the nice Jigane and Hamon, the blade is not mass production.
but Zokumyo Kiyomitsu like Magouemon.
Anyway the blade is fantastic Jigane and Hamon.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, chrysanthemum is engraved with open work.
Fuchi: Shakudo Nanako, Kiri(paulownia). Kashira : Black horn.
Saya : Black base with some red pattern.
Menuki : Shakudo, trunip is engraved
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.