Katana in Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (Sue-Enju)
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki : copper single habaki.
Blade length : 63.4 cm or 24.96 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.79 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.80 cm or 1.10 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Shape : The blade is Osuriage Mumei、regular size katana with deep Sori.
Jitetsu : Iteme hada well grained with jinie attach with shirake Utsuri appear on the Ji.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with ashi and Yo. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature : Sue Enjyu has been the name during the Nanbokucho period and from Muromachi period the school is called Sue Niou.
The Jigane is good and also nice suguha hamon.
Some family congratulated his son who will go the the war front and presented his family’s treasure sword.
And pray his success and returned safely. It can easy to imagine.
(In japan. Army and navy officers must bring Japanese sword as samurai’s spirit)
Koshirae : Navy officer’s sword mounting (only Tsuka and saya was wood with leather).
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.