Katana : Musashi Kami Morimichi
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Musashi Kami Morimichi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Musachi Kami Morimichi belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
Shinto : Chujyosaku : Owari
The blade was polished.
HAbaki : Copper single foiled habaki
Blade length : 75.2 cm or 29.60 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.23 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun
Shape : It is wide and thick shallow sori. Kissaki is long which is much like Kanei period shape katana.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained iwth jinie attached. There is clear hada pattern.
Hamon : Nie deki gunome midare with jinie attached. Hada pattern ould be well observed.
Special feature : Musashi kami Morimichi moved to Owari from Settsu province.
There are many famous sword smith such as Hida no kami Ujifusa, Nobutaka and Ujitada.
He was influenced by such sword smith and has made many rustic swords.
This work is very similar to Hida kami Ujifusa.
The hamon and the jigane is rustic and very nice.
It is ranked as NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon sword for its superb quality.
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron tsuba with flower engraved and inlaid with typical Heianjyo brass inlay.
Fuchikashira : On Shakudo plate a dragon is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black stepped Saya.
Menuki : On Shakudo plate a dragon is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 950,000-.