- Museum number
a) Katana blade made of steel; signed and dated. Habaki: single-piece; gold-covered; incised triple 'tomoe' design.
b) Shirasaya (plain wooden scabbard).
- Production date
- 1512 (second month)
Length: 62.50 centimetres (cutting edge)
Curvature: 2.10 centimetres (curvature)
- Curator's comments
- Harris 2005
This blade is 'shinogi zukuri' and has the 'saki zori' curve and short tang that characterize the shorter 'uchigatana' of the Muromachi period. There are square-ended 'bohi' with 'soehi' on both sides of the blade. The unmodified tang has one hole and the file marks are a shallow version of 'katte sagari'. The tang tip is 'kurijiri'. The grain is 'itame', with intermittent 'utsuri'. The 'hamon' is small 'choji' intermixed with 'gunome' and 'togariba' and the 'boshi' is 'midare komi' style. The single-piece gold-covered 'habaki' bears a finely incised triple 'tomoe' design.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Registration number