Nihonto - Katana-NBTHK Hozon - Taira Takada Shigenori, early Muromachi (early 1500s)
This authentic nihonto belongs to Jyo-Saku ranking (3rd Highest of Four Levels)
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 71.9cm or 28.3 inches.
Sori : 2.6cm or 1.02 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.9 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.45 cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 760 grams.
Era : Muromachi period,Tenbun era.
Shape: Regular width and thickness.
Sori is deep and Kissaki is longer sword.
Jigane : Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached and Hadame is visible clearly.
Hamon : Niedeki, Ko-Gunome-Midare and Guome-Midare continued from Habamoto to Yokote. Ko-Ashi, Yo, deep Nioikuchi worked.
Special feature: Takada Shigenori is the 1st generation on Taira Takada. Worked at Bungo and taught making swords to many swordsmiths like Taira Shigehisa, Shigetoku, Shigehiro, Shigehide, Shigetsugu, etc.
NBTHK Hozon Token Paper
Whole Oshigata by Ayako Tsuruta