Katana in Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature :Mumei(unsighned)attributed as Sukesada.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword Mumei sukesada belongs to regular saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habakki.
Blade length : 64.9 cm or 25.55 inches.
Sori :1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.16 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period, about 450 years ago.
Shape : The blade is Ubu style with balanced width, thickness and rather deep sori, longer Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attached nice Jjigane with no Kizu or flaw.
Hamon : Konie-deki Gunome Midare and Togari Gunome Midare mixed.
special feature : Sukesada group was working from mid to late Muromachi period.
The best quality is Zokumyo-uchi sword maker like Yoso Zaemon Sukesada.
At that period, in order to achieve the demanding sword from samurai,
sword smiths made a lot of swords as mass productive items.
I think this sword is one of mass productive item but pretty good condition with no Kizu or flaw.
I think the blade has been kept in good condition for a long period about 450 years by the owner.
Saya : black roiro saya.
Tsuba : On the square cross design iron tsuba, some sukashi(open work) engrave with gold and silver dotts.
Menuki : Budai god?
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 350,000-.