Katana in Shirasaya (Consignment sale)
Signature:Norimitsu (Kaga province)
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 65.7 cm or 25.86 inches.
Sori : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.73 cm or 1.07 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.82 cm or 0.71 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Weigth : 470 gram.
Era : Muromachi period Bunmei era.
Shape : The blade is regular size with deep sori elegant shape.
Jitetsu : Itame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach and slightly utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair and Cyoji midair hamon mixed.
Boshi is round shape midarekomi style.
Special feature : At Bizen and other districts Houki, swami and Kaga provoke, Norimitsu swordsmithes made swords.
This Norimitsu belonged to Kaga province.
The blade is elegant shape and Kakudome style bo-hi is nice.
The blade has nie kuzure hamon but not so bad.
I can say theta the sword is healthy without kizu.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.