Ordering number: 15630
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper)
Signature :Chikuzen Ju Minamoto Nobukuni Yoshikane
Shinto: Jyo saku: Chikuzen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold failed double habaki.
Blade length : 73.0 cm or 28.74 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.79 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.08 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.4 cm or 0.945 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.276 inches.
The weight of the sword 832 grams.
Era : Edo Tena era. 1681.
Shape : The blade is wide and regular thickness
with suitable sori and big Kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attch
and also chikei work circle shape jigane apper.
Hamon :Nie deki Gunome midare with ash in Ha.
very active sunagashi and Kinsuji appear.
Bo-shi is also active gunome midare with sunagashi and kinsuji appear.
Special feature:Chikuzen Jyu Minamoto Nobukuni Yoshikane ‘s ancestor
lived Buzen Usa and a child of Nobukuni Yoshitsugu and father
of Nobukuni Shigekuni named Sukezaemon and passed away
in 22nd August Genroku 6th.
From Aoi Art: This Nobukuni Yoshikane is one of the top ranking sword
in Yoshikane which remind us Kiyomaro.
The Jigane is excellent work and active temper line gunome midare
with very active sunagshi and Kinsuji scatter.
Especially from the Monouchi to Kissaki more active temper line
continued by sungshi and long kinsuji.
I was overlooked for too active temper lines.
No less than this important destination Koyomarro.
I highly recommend this sword for you.
If you show this sword to the sword expert, or your friend,
they will say Shinshinto Koyomaro or student.
I’m first time to see like high quality blade in my life.
NBTHK Hozon Token : NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.