Tachi : Mumei(Kanetoshi)Kinzogan
Tachi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Kanetoshi)Kinzogan
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Futsu saku
The blade was polished
Habaki :Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 68.2 cm or 26.85 inches.
Sori :1.3cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.97cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.12cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.69cm or 0.27 inches.
Era :Early Muromachi period.
Shape : It is Osuriage Mumri with gold inlay Kanetoshi on the nakago.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with Jinie attahced. It is flow of masa.
Hamon : Nie deki gunome midare with Nijyuba mixed. Togari Gunome midare
with mixed Boshi. It is Midare gomi hakikake style.
Special feature : Kanetoshi is a sword smith of Mino province.
He has been active from Nanbokucho period to middle or late Muromachi period.
It is not hard to imagine that the blade was kept carefully
by looking at the Kinzogan(Gold inlay sign)
Kanetoshi that is also written in the NBTHK Hozon paper.
Kanetoshi is in Naoe Shizu group as well however,
from the hamon and Kogunome midare it is most
likely the work of Seki school.
Tsuba: Round shape iron tsuba with fighting warrior engraved
and inlaid with gold. Mugarashi Soten.
Saya: Black Roiro saya
Fuchikashira: Shakudo nanakoji plate with pine
and warrior design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Menuki: Shakudo plate with warrior design engraved and inlaid with gold.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.