Ordering number : 18485
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bicchu Kuni Mizuta Kunitsugu
Sayagaki: written by Dr. Kanzan.
Bicchu Kuni Mizuta Kunitsugu, this blade is a masterpiece, blade length is 73.7cm.
Shinto: Ryo Saku: Bicchu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 73.7 cm or 29.015 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.18 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Edo period, Kanbun era.
Shape : wide and thick, Okissaki blade.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is blakish and Hadadatsu. There are Chikei.
Shinogi-Ji: Itame Hada and Masame Hada with Yaki.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
O-Gunome and Doranba. From Monouchi part,
thick Nioikuchi Suguha with many Ashi.
Boshi is Midare Komi round shape.
Special feature: Bicchu Kuni Mizuta Kunitsugu studied under the Mizuta Kunishige.
He had complete mastery over the Kunishige style.
And he protect that style and made swords.
Saya : Kawari Nuri Saya.
Tsuba :Round shape Shibuichi Tsuba, Samurai and an aged man
are engraved with gold and copper color.
Menuki : Oni devil and Zhong Kui are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shimuichi plate, scene of Setsubun is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Mizuta Kunishige has a unique atmosphere.
Gunome Midare has thick Nioikushi. And also he made Suguha Hamon.
his blade has large Gunome Hamon. It looks like Doranba.
There are many Ashi. On the Shinogiji, there are Yaki.
This blade is a masterpiece of Mizuta Kunitsugu.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.