Ordering number : 20026
Katana in Shirasaya
Signature : Chikusyu Ju Muneshige Saku
Kurafu Ju Nagatsu Kaname 60 Sai Hori Kore
Explanation: Muneshige who lives in Chikushu made this sword
and engraved by Nagatsu Kaname who lives in Kurafu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki silver double habaki.
Blade length :73.6 cm or 29 inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or 0.63i nches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.44cm or 1.354 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.61 cm or 1.03 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.3 inches.
The weight of the sword 930 grams.
Era : Gendai(modern times) 1981.
Shape : The blade is wide(3.44cm)
and thick with suitable sori and long Kissaki good looking sword.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice Jigane like Osaka texture.
Hamon :Niedeki with thick nioikuchi big Gunome midare like
Doranba hamon up and down.
Bo-shi is round shape with thick Nioikuchi.
Special feature:Chikusyu Ju Munetsugu was born at Syowa 17th(1942)
His name is Koshiro Shigeki.
He studied under the Munehiro with his rail son So Tsutomu.
They studied from Munehiro and made Sosyu den and Doranba
hamon. He adored Tsuda Echizen Kami Sukefiro’s doranba
hamon. He succeeded to master Sukehiro Hamon and then
asked to Nagatsu Kaname for engraving Kenmaki ryu.
From Aoi Art : Nagatsu Kaname is qute well known sword
engraving craftsman. Muneshige asked him to engraving.
The Jorimono is excellent work. On the front, a Dokko
and Kenmaaki ryu(a dragon is twisting the Ken
and swallowing Ken by opening big mouth).
The engraving is very sharp and It is a carving that
makes you feel lively on the back side,
chain is engraved very delicately.
Probably The blade was engraved by religious reason.
We strongly recommend this fantastic sword with engraving for you.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.