Ordering number: 19626
Katana in Shirasaya (25th NBTHK Juyo Token)
Signature: Echizen Kami Hojoji Tachibana Masateru
Kano Hikodayu Sugahara Genwa Shiho
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by highest polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki
Blade length : 67.1 cm or 26.4 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.1 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.99 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0 68 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 665 grams.
Era : Edo period, Genna era.1615.
Shape : The blade has Bo-Hi and Soehi on both sides of the blade.
Jigane :Ko itame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : Nie deki wide suguha with thick nioikuchi and ashi work
and also sunagashi, kinsuji.
Bo-shi is round shape with thick nioikuchi.
Special feature: Hojoji Tachibana Masateru is the student of Hojoji Masahiro
and later lives in Dewa. As a swordsmith of the Edo Hojoji school,
his style is similar to that of his master Masahiro.
the Hamon looks like Inoue Shinkai. Masahiro’s students are Sadakuni, Kunimasa,
and Masahiro made futosuguha with ash and sunagashi and also kinsuji.
From Aoi Art: This Masateru is typical Edo Hojyo-ji style thick suguha hamon
like Kotetsu.wonderful jigane and hamon.
The blade has the owner of the signature.
Kano Hikodayu Sugahara Genna Hiho.
(the blade is a treasure of Kano Hikodayu Sugahara Genna.)
25th NBTHK Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.