Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Unjyu Nobukazu)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 68.6 cm or 27.00 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.16 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.02 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and longer kisaaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair up and down and sunagashi and small kinsuji work in Ha.
Special feature : Tanba Ayabe Jyu Kato Unjyu Nobukazu was a student of the Ishido Unjyu Korekazu and made many swords for his master.
So his own swords are few.
The blade looks typical his master Korekazu both Nakago and hamon and Jignane.
I think he was reliable student of his master Korekazu.
The blade is very healthy without Kizu and flow excellent sword.
We recommend this sword for you.
Tsuba : Round shape iron tsuba with rim standing up.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo plate with horse design engraved with gold color Iroe.
Saya : Kawarinuri saya.
Menuki : Copper ground with some design engraved.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.