Ken in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei attributed as Sue Tegai school.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single habaki.
Blade length : 62.72 cm or 26.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.2 inches.
Kasane : 0.94 cm or 0.37 inches.
Era : Early Muromachi period.
Shape : It is 62.72cm long ken sword.
Ther eis bonji letter engraved at the top of the sword.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attahced. It is clear and beautiful jigane.
Hamon : Consisted in nie structure, it is deep nioiguchi suguha with ashi attached.
Special feature : The making of Ken sword is said to be started from ancient time at the shirine buddest area and was used in rituals.
This piece has a bonji letters engraved the thse tip of the blade and it was long preserved inside the shrine and the temple.
It is great condition beautiful jigane with much activities in the hamon.
Tsuba : Oval shape brass tsuba.
Tsuka-Ito : It is wrapped with whale whisker design.
Fuchikashira : Kojiri: It is silver plate with chrysanthemum pattern engraved.
Saya : Black wrinkle pattern style with unique saya.
Menuki : It is hen an cock deisgn engraved and inlayed with gold.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.