Yari in Shirasaya. (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) Monju
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo ranking.
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 42.4 cm or 16.7 inches.
Mekugi : 2 (1 is open)
Kasane : 0.88 cm or 0.35 inches.
Era : Later Muromachi period.
Shape : Very rare Kata-Kama style Yari with long blade.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Nie-deki deep Nioikuchi Suguha.
Special feature: Monju school are a branch of Yamato swords smiths active specially during Muromachi to early Edo period.
Nanki Shigekuni caled himself Monju and then teh second generation also.
This style Yari is very rare.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.