Naginata in Shirasaya (Black color Saya)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Noshu Seki Ju Kanesato
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper single habaki.
Blade length : 47.3 cm or 18.62 inches.
Sori : 3.3 cm or 1.29 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.16 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 3.26cm or 1.28 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Meitoku era (1390-1393)
Shape : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The hada pattern is well seen.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Suguha base, there are double-Ha with Uchinoke.
Boshi is Hakikake shape.
Special feature : Noshu Seki Ju Kanesato is a son of Kaneyuki.
He was studied under the Kaneshige.
This blade is stately and has nice Jigane and Hamon.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.