Ordering number : 09596
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bishu Asai Ju Kanemitsu
Bunkyu 2 Nen Shogatsu.
Explanation: The sword was made in new year’s day 1862 by Asai Kanemitsu.
(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 : silver single habaki.
Blade length :70.4cm or 27.71 inches.
Sori :1.7cm or 0.66 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.02 or 1.18 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.33cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword: 835 grams.
Era : Edo period Bunkyu 2nd(1862)
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Itame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach
and chikei work.
Hamon :Niedeki cyoji midair and gunome midair mixed with sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is midarekomi and hakikake style with sunagashi, kinsuji.
Special feature:Asai Kanemotsu was working at Bishu province in the late Edo period.
But unfortunately, he must obliged to stop making a sword due to the Haito-rei.
This sword is Hadamono cyoji midair and gunome midair mixed.
Especially Kinsuji in Hamon is very active.
From Aoi Art: The sword is well grained Itame hada and suitable for appreciation or Iai-Do practice sword.
NBTHK Hozon Token(※the paper will be issued later.)
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.