Ordering number : 19321
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Chikushu Munetsugu Saku
Heisei 27 Nen Shoka (Early summer 2015)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 91.4 cm or 35.98 inches.
Sori : 3.6 cm or 1.41 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.14 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.80 cm or 1.10 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Weight of the blade: 1000 grams
Era : Gendai(modern times)
Shape : The blade is very long 91.4cm sori 3.6cm wide
and thick with deep sori and longer kkissaki huge blade.
Jigane :Itame had well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :Niedeki Cyoji midair and gunome midare mixed with jinie attach.
In Hamon, sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is midarekomi style active work.
Special feature:Chikusyu Jyu Muneshige is a wordsmith who was born in 1973. His name is Shigeaki Kojo.
I learned torture with Sek Kosaku, who is the father of So Tsutomu. The So Tsutomu is a father of the Muneshige.
The sculptor is similar to sototu, and has a reputation for cutting taste as a modern cutting blade that cuts well.
He is quite diligent and tried to make Doranba hamon several years ago
His sword is exhibited at Sword museum and had a good reputation.
I saw the sword carefully and surprised the quality of the blade.
His sword is as good as Sukehiro.
It is a contemporary swordsman who repeatedly receives an award of effort
and a winning selection at a new name famous sword exhibition.
Koshirae : Gendai Koshirae
Saya :Black roiro saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron Tsuba,
a dragon is engraved. Echizen Kinai Saku.
Menuki : dragon is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Silver, dragon is engraved.
From Aoi Bijyutsu:It is a truly amazing piece. The blade length is long and the warp is deep, and the work width is 3.14 cm.
Chikusyu Muneshige who was a son of the So Tsutomu ia also well known wordsmith for copying Sukehiro which is well known Doranba hamon.
Sometimes his sword is possible that his work surpasses Sukehiro.
This sword is Cyoji midair and Gunome midair mixed with sunagashi and kinsuji work and Kissaki hamon is sosyu den
and Bizen den mixed which is called Soden Bizen quite nice work. The sword can set masterpiece sword.
It is interesting the weight is 1000 grams sharp.
I recommend this gigantic sword for you.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.