Katana: Shimizu Ju Ganmaku
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Shimizu Ju Ganmaku
Shinto: Chu Jo saku: Mino province.
The blade was polished
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 68.1 cm or 26.81 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.15 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape : Rather wide and thick bkade.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada and Mokume Hada mixed with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Ko-Nie deki, Choji Midare and Gunome Midare mixed.
Boshi is Notare round shape.
Special feature : Shimizu Ju Ganmaki is from Mino Seki school
which was successful during late Muromachi period.
He was active at Ono ward Kiyomizu.
It has highly valued for the sharpness.
This blade was made in early Edo period.
The Jigane is better than the Ganmaku of Muromachi period.
Koshirae : Nice Higo Koshirae.
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron Ishimeji Tsuba. The arabesque with gold color. Edo period: Higo school.
Fuchikashira : On the iron, he arabesque with gold color. Edo period: Higo school.
Saya : Kawari Nuri Saya. blue shell with black Urushi lacquer.
Menuki : Brass, the dragon is engraved. Late Edo period.
Kojiri : Iron.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.