Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Shinto Ganmaki)
The blade was polished
Blade length : 67.5cm or 26.57 inches.
Sori : 1.6cm or 0.62 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.76cm or 1.08 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.03cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.72cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Early Edo Period
Shape : It is suriage mumei katana with rather deep sori.
It is nice shape katana.
Jitetsu : Itame hada with mixture of mokume.
It is well grained with jinie attahced. The jigane is well seen.
Hamon : NIe structure, gunome midare with togari gunome with yo mixed.
Special feature : This piece was attributed as Shinto Ganmaki at Sword Museum however,
I personally think it is sword from late Muromachi period. The jigane is well grained
with clear hada texture which it is not over exaggerating to say that it is hada mono piece.
Ganmaki is from Mino Seki school which was successful during late Muromachi period.
The most famous smith was Ujinobu Ganmaki. He was active at Ono ward Kiyomizu.
It has highly valued for the sharpness. There are some flaws of this school swords
but this swordi is rather nice condition.
Tsuba :Oval shape iron tsuba with tea sets engraved and inlayed with gold.
The gold is inlayed.
Fuchikashira : On copper plate, Chinese tale motif is engraved and inlayed
with copper. Signature: Gyoku-Unsai late Edo Period
Saya : Red paint saya.
Menuki : Shakudo plate with animal design engraved and inlayed with gold.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.