Katana: Mumei (Sikkake)
Ordering number : 13048
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature:Mumei attributed as Sikkake school.
The blade was polished
Blade length : 69.2 cm or 27.24 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.85 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.97 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.54 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura to early Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) and rather side and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with june attach.
there are some small openings but not serious.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with uchinoke, sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Boshi is round shape hakikake style.
Special feature : Shikkake School of Yamato province prospered present Tenri City in Nara pref. The name Shikkake was from Shikkake-ishi, the stone pedestal settling down the portable shrine to take a rest on the way of religious services.
The jitetsu of this sword is extremely fine that has something in common with Taima School. It satietes the collector's interest.
Tsuba on the mokko style iron tsuba, samurai
and Japanese mats tree are engraved open work.
Fuchikashira :On the shibuichi plate, pine tree is engraved.
Saya : inro kizami and upper part is kizami says.
Menuki : Autumn leaves are engraved by syakudo plate.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)