CERTIFICATE : NBTHK HOZON (Sword designated as worthy of conserving by Society for the Preservation of Japan Art Sword)
SWORDSMITH : MONJU SHIGEKUNI(文殊 重国)
LOCATION : KII(WAKAYAMA) Pref,
This is typical representation of Shintou era sword at the Commencement of EDO period. According to NBTHK, this sword was made by swordsmith MONJU SHIGEKUNI who hails from KII[紀伊国] currently WAKAYAMA prefecture.
MONJU SHIGEKUNI is 2nd generation, 1st generation is famous as NANKI SHIGEKUNI who was top class swordsmith at SHINTOU era. The SHIGEKUNI family belonged to famous YAMATO TEGAI school.
SHIGEKUNI often made long length swords,so later period a lot of his swords were made “SURIAGE MUMEI” (had the blade cut short and no sign).
Mid-Suguha(Straight) with small GUNOME(randam wave temper line) which have KINSEN(golden line in the tempera line)
Jihada Small Grain