Katana in Koshirae
Signature: Sukemune Saku (not gurantee)
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 65.9 cm or 25.94 inches.
Sori : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.88 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.90 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is regular sized width
and thickness with deep sori nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :item had well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare.
Special feature : Sukemune belongs to Shimada school.
At the end of war time Muromach period, Shimada school also made a lot of swords as sama as Bizen school in order to fill the supply.
So we find mass productive items and also well grained swords mixed up.
And also the signatures are very mixed up so it is difficult to distinguish which generation is. I think the result will be clear in the future.
I think this sword belongs to mass productive items so at this time
we don’t guarantee whether the blade will pass NBTHK shins or not.
But the blade is polished and used gold foiled habaki.
Tsuba :On the unusual iron Tsuba, rise up mimi and engraved landscape of Japanese scenery like Choshu Tsuba.
Fuchi:On the shakudo nanako plate, wild waves and a dragon are engraved with gold color.
kashira :black horn.
Saya : black roar saya.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, a peony flower is engraved with gold color.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 200,000 JPY –