10 November 2004
A Yamato School Katana
Unsigned, attributed to Hosho School, Late Kamakura Period (14th Century)
Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, extended chu-kissaki, toriizori, high shinogi
Kitae [forging pattern]: masame with jinie
Hamon [tempering pattern]: suguha of nie with nijuba, uchinoke, kuichigai-ba
Boshi [tip]: yakizume, hakikake
Nakago [tang]: o-suriage, two holes
Habaki [collar]: double, gilt
In shirasaya [plain wood scabbard]
Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 71.4cm.
Sori [curvature]: 1.8cm.
Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 3cm.
Sakihaba [width before tip]: 2.2cm.
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The registration certificate indicates the Hosho School, and the blade characteristics are in accordance with this attribution.
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