Wakizashi: Mumei (Nakajima Rai)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo paper)
Signature : Mumei (Nakajima Rai)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)this Nakajima Rai is Jyojyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki: Gold and Silver Double Foiled Habaki
Blade length : 47.5cm or 18.7inches.
Sori : 2.18 cm or 0.86inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.04cm or 1.2inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26cm or 0.9inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : It is O-Suriage Mumei cut shorten katana.
It is wide and thick shape with Bo-Hi engraved on both sides of the blade.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
Clear Chikei activity. There is faint Utsuri work on the JI.
Hamon : Nie Deki Suguha with Ashi and Yo engraved
and the Boshi is round and Yakizume style.
Special feature : Rai Kuninaga is a student of Rai Kunitoshi.
He has moved from Nakajima of Settsu province thus it is called Nakajimarai.
He has been active during Nanbukucho period. The work is different of that of Nobukuni.
This piece is at first glance Rai Kunitoshi because of the fine Jigane and hamon.
The Ashi and Yo is excellent work. It is flawless nice work.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicyo paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.