Ordering number : 18142
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(NBTHK Kicho Paper)(Hojin Kantei Kurabu estimation Paper)
Signature : Dai-Nihon Akihide Saku(Kurihara Akihide)
Showa 10 Nen 10 Gatsu Kichijitsu(October 1935)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Akihid belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by one of the best polisher.
Habaki: Gold wrapped double habaki.
Blade length : 74.7 cm or 29.4 inches.
Sori : 3.1cm or 1.22 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.42cm or 1.346inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.4 cm or 0.945 inches.
Kasane : 0.815cm or 0.32 inches.
Era : Syowa 10.(1935) period.
Shape : The blade is long , wide, and thick
with deep sori fantastic nice shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful
Konuka hadaa style nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha hamon with small ashi,
yo wotk and in Hamon, sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Special feature : Kurihara Akihide, known as Kurihara
Hikosaburo was born at Sano in Tochigi pref. in 1879.
He learned under Inagaki Masanori the Second and
Horii Taneaki clan. Akihide established Nihon-to Tanren
Denshusho at Akasaka in Tokyo and made efforts to train
modern swordsmiths 50 strong include Amada Akitsugu,
Akimoto Akitomo and Miyairi Akihira. Akihide also
went into politics as a member of the House of Representatives
for Tochigi Prefecture. He passed away in 1954, aged 76.
From Aoi Art:This sword was not mass productive item.
The sword was made as dedication sword for the temple or shrine.
The sword looks Rai Kunitoshi gorgeous sword.
It is quite elegant nice Jigane and also hamon.
Generally Akihide made small size swords but sometimes
he made long sword like this item for special order by shrine or temple.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
NBTHK Kicho Paper
Hojin Kantei Kurabu estimation Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 850,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)