Ordering number: 22100
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature :Ansei 6 Nen 2Gatsu Kichijitsu
Shinshinto: Jyosaku: Musashi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length:66.2cm or 26.06inches.
Sori:1.1cm or 0.43inches.
Width at the hamachi:3.26cm or 1.28inches.
Width at the Kissaki:2.47cm or 0.97inches.
Kasane:0.65cm or 0.25inches.
The weight of the sword:775grams
Era: Ansei 6, the Edo period.
Shape: The blade is broad and thick with adequate Sori and big and longer Kissaki. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Deep Nioikuchi, Gunomemidare, Sakasa-Choji becomes Midare. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work between Hamon. Boshi is Midarekomi.
Special feature: Suishinshi Masatsugu is a pull of Naotane school, and was close to Kawabe family. He passed away on the 11st of March, Manen 1. His style is very similar to Naotane.
Tsuba: Mokko shape iron Tsuba with brass inlay.
Fuchikashira: Iron Japanese white radish is engraved.
Menuki: Dragon is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Dark brown Ishime-Ji Saya.
From Aoi Art: This work is very similar to the Bizenden work of Taikei Naotane. Nioikuchi is deep and well-made.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta