Katana : Noushu Ju Kaneshige
Katana in Koshirae
Signature : Noushu Ju Kaneshige
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Single copper plate habaki.
Blade length : 69.9cm or 27.51inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.92cm or 1.15inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.87cm or 0.74inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : It is regular width with some Sori.
It is long end nice shape katana.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained wi th jinie attached.
It is clear jigane. There are some small kisu that is not serious.
Hamon : Nioi Deki gunome midare with ashi attached. There are sunagashi and weak kinsuji work could be observed.
Special feature : Noshu Jyu Kaneshige is a sword smith group that was active
from Middle to late Muromachi period. The group had high
reputation for the Nioiguchi gunome with much sharpness. This piece is nioi-deki gunome midare
with choji midare mixed. There are some small kizu but the overall balance is good.
It is suitable for Iai, Batto or even display.
Tsuba: Mokko shape iron tsuba with pattern engraved.
Shoami Shigenobu. Mid Edo Period. It is Aizu Shoami piece
Saya: Black roiro saya
Fuchigashira: Shakudo nanakoji with flower design engraved and inlayed with gold.
Menuki: Shakudo nanakoji plate with horse design engraved and inlayed with gold.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.