Ordering number: 21109
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Eda kiku mon Oumi Kami Minamoto Hisamichi
Chakushi Minamoto Kinshiro
Explanation:This sword was made by corroborated with his father.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Sai Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold color single habaki.
Blade length: 60.6 cm or 23.85 inches.
Sori :1.52 cm or 0.59 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.15cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 645 grams.
Era : Edo period around Shotoku era.1711.
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with deep Sori, longer Kissaki.
There is some Suriage.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with deep Nioikuchi and wide Ashi. Habuchi is soft. In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is round shape with deep Nioikuchi. The tip is Hakikake style.
Special feature: Hisamichi was called Mishina Kinshiro. He was a 2nd generation Hisamichi. He was adopted by the Hisamichi first generation. There are many collaborations with adoptive fathers and few independent his swords.
Saya : Red color.
Tsuba : Cross shaped iron Tsuba, there are arabesque pattern.
Probably this Tsuba that Kakure Kirishitan(crypto-Christians.) liked to use.
Menuki : Kirimon with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron, arabesque pattern with gold color.
From Aoi Art: There is a Kiku (chrysanthemum) Mon called a Eda Kiku(branch chrysanthemum). The Jigane is beautiful Yamashiro Jigane. The Hamon is Gunome Midare and Doranba Hamon with deep Nioikuchi. There are wide and soft Ashi. The blade reminds of Sukehiro or Sukenao. This is a superlative masterpiece sword.
We highly recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 650,000 JPY-.