Ordering number : 15548
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : □ naga Kanehira Touten Nyusen San Shusuido Kyu Ou Saku Kore.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to regular-saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 65.6 cm or 25.8 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.11 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.1 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Syowa
Shape : Wide and thick blade with Sori, Long Kissaki. Kijimomo style Nakago.
Jigane : Muji-fu Jigane.
Hamon : Nioi-deki, Gunome-midare.
Special Feature : This blade is made from Yotetsu (western iron), similar to Hayama Enshin’s works.
Im not familiar with the swordsmith so much, but considering the carving on the Nakago, this blade is made for Shusuido.
Koshirae : Japanese Army Koshirae
From Aoi Art : The Koshirae is still in good condition even after over 70 years from the war.
In my opinion this blade would be Mutanren-to(non-forged sword).
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 170,000 JPY-. (NOT including the shipping fee)