Wakizashi : Nobukuni (Saemonjo)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper) for the blade and Koshirae.
Signature : Nobukuni (Saemonjo)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 48.4 cm or 19.05 inches.
Sori :1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 4
Width at the hamachi : 2.65 cm or 1.04 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Early Muromachi period.
Shape : Regular size elegant shape Katana with large Sori.
There are Hi and engraving on both side.
Jigane : Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful. There are Utsuri.
Unfortunately there are rough texture. But the blade is old.
It is somewhat unavoidables.
Hamon : Bright Suguha Hamon. There are many Ko-Ashi.
Special feature: Nobukuni is a sword smith during Nanbokucho period to middle Muromachi period.
His blades are highly regarded since that time.
We are sure that this Nobukuni is Saemonjo without doubt.
The shape is elegant. Unfortunately there are some rough texture.
But Nobukuni's blades and Rai school's blades tend that.
Koshirae : Handachi Koshriae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, some pattern is engraved.
The rim with gold color. We guess that Kyo Kenjo Tsuba.
Fuchikashira: Kojiri: other fittings: Iron with some pattern with gold color.
Saya : Kawari Nuri Saya.
Menuki : horse, person and dragon are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo, the scene of drawing water from a well is engraved with gold color.
Kogai: Iron, family crest is engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Paper for the blade.
NBTHK Hozon Paper for the Koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.