Wakizashi : Mumei (Onizuka Yoshikuni) (Taira Takada)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Kohsirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper)for the blade and Koshriae
(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (Onizuka Yoshikuni) NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper
Mumei (Taira Takada) NBTHK Hozon Paper
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold foiled Ganmaki(rock pattern) Habaki
Blade length : 55.7 cm or 21.92 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.77 cm or 1.09 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape: Both sides have bohi. It is regular width and thickness. Chu-Kissaki work.
Hamon: Nie Deki Suguha with Koashi and Nezumi ashi mixed.
Boshi is round double ha style.
There is Komidare Hamon mixed and round end Boshi.
Special feature : This blade was attributed as Onizuka Yoshikuni in the past.
The recent Shinsa has attributed this sword as Taira Takada though.
I believe this sword is Shinto Onizuka Yoshikuni from the Ubu original tang
and the strong Jigane steel. But anyhow, this katana has NBTHK Hozon paper.
Tsuba: Round shape Shakudo Nanakoji tsuba
with Fuji or wisteria flower design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Fuchi; SHakudo Ishimeji tsuba with wave and devil design engraved and inlaid with gold.
Kashira; Nio motif is engraved and inlaid with gold.
Saya:Black Roiro Saya
Menuki: Solid gold Shi-Shi dog deisgn engraved.
Kozuka:Shakudo Nanakoji plate with Shi-Shi dog
and peony design engraved and inlaid with gold.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper for blade and Koshriae
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 400,000 JPY-