Katana: Mumei(Echizen Kanenori) silver cutting test
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei(Echizen Kanenori)
with Tameshigiri sword with silver cutting test.
front:1:Rygan 2:Okei 3:Oogesa 4:Hutatsu do
on the back: Kanei 7 nen Kanoe Uma 2 Gatsu 15 Hi
Jiei Ogawa Kudayu Masayoshi Syoji No.
This sword tried 4 times cutting test for one body.
At 15th February 1630, the blade is holding
for self defense Ogawa Kudayu Masayoshi.
The blade was polished
Habaki :Syakudo single habaki.
Blade length : 69.69 cm or 27.43 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1 is open. 2 are closed.
Width at the hamachi : 2.95 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.2 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.59 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period Eiroku era.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(unsigned) attributed as Echizen Kanenori Koto blade.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach masa nagare.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare with togari gunome midair mixed with sunagashi, Yo work.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
Special feature : Echizen Kanenoro was working at Late Muromachi period at Echizen province.
The blade looks like Mino Izumi Kami Kanesada.
This blade is cutting test 4 times for one body and owner was well known samurai of the Minagi Kuroda Family.
(The data is mentioned on the Minagi Kuroda family's book which is stored at Kyusyu university record data room.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron Tsuba, a spool and scissors are engraved open work.
Fuchikashira :On the syakudo nanako plate, horse is engraved with gold color.
Saya : black roar saya.
Menuki : shish dogs are engraved by syakudo plate with gold color.
Historical background: At Eiroku first September, Kinoshita Tokichiro(Toyotomi hideyoshi)
became a samurai for Oda Nobunaga.
Eiroku 3rd May 19th(1560, June 12th) big battle Okehazama no tatakai happened
and Imaggawa Yoshimoto was killed and cut the neck by Mori Yoshikatsu.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.