Wakizashi: Mumei (Den Yamato Shizu)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Den Yamato Shizu)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Mumei (Den Yamato Shizu) belongs to saijyo-saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 50.90 cm or 20.03 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :2.63 cm or 1.03 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.06 cm or 0.81 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei(cut shortened) with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jitetsu :Itame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach
with chikei work and utsuri appear on the Ji.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair with double and 3 times kasane
and in Hamon, ther are many sunagashi, kinsuji scatter in Ha.
Boshi is also double hamon and theree fold hamon with Kinsuji along with hamon.
Special feature : It is the accepted view that Kaneuji, one of a ten brilliant pupils
of Masamune was the founder of Naoe-Shizu school. Kaneuji worked at Shizu in Mino province.
He and his followers moved to Naoe in the Nambokucho period. Representative
swordsmiths were Kaneuji, Kanetsugu, Kanetomo and Kanenobu but their signed pieces are extremely rare.
This sword is nice well grained Yamato Shizu. In Hamon, a lot of activities in Ha,
and unusual Utasuri appear. the blade is healthy without Kizu and flow.
The polishing is excellent.
Tsuba :On the Mokko Yamagane style and engraved waves and splashes: Ko-kinko school.
Fuchikashira :Kojiri:On the yamagane plate, a eagle is engraved with gold color.
Saya : black roar saya.
Menuki : Gunbai（reflee'sfan) is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.