Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 70.9 cm or 27.91 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the hamachi : 2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.92 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period Bunmei era. 530years ago.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and also long kissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Itame had well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare, in Hamon, there are many ash, sunagashi and also Yo scatter.
Special feature : Kaneoto was a son of the Kanekuni.
Generally Mino school is not good reputation. But this sword was made late Muromachi period.
At that period, seek school made fantastic Jigane.
This blade is also good well grained Jigane and hamon.
I think you will enjoy this nice sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price: JPY 1,000,000-.