Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)(Origami)
Signature : Mumei(Osafune Yoshikage)
Honami Koson Origami : Mumei (Nagayoshi)
middle Koto :Jyo-saku ranking:Oo wazamono cutting test ranking.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Mumei(Osafune Yoshikage) belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki:gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 66.36 cm or 26.12 inches.
Sori : 1.65 cm or 0.64 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.29cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.55 cm or 0.21inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) attributed as Osahune Yoshikage.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed with jinie attach with utauri appeear
Hamon : Nioi deki cyoji midare hamon with small ashi work.
Bosh is midarekomi style.
Special feature : Before Osafune Yoshikage was a stream of Ppmiya school but recently
Yoshikage is a stream of Bize Nagamitsu, Chikakage because the fail mark.
Even right right now some sword expert says the blade is a stream of Cyogi and Kanemitsu.
This sword was judged by Honami Ko-son as Cyo-gi by ggod skilful hand writing.
I think this blade has been kept as Daimyo treasure.
The Jigane is extreamly nice and healthy blade.
This nice quality blade might pass NBTHK upper class.
Tsuba : Shakudo Nanako with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Iron, Chrysanthemum is engraved with gold and Shakudo color.
Kojiri: Iron, Hotei god is engraved with gold inlay.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya with stripe pattern.
Menuki : dragonfly is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
Honami Koson Origami
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.