Ordering number: 19655
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Higo Kami Hojoji Tachibana Yoshitsugu
Sayagaki: employed by Satsuma Shimazu family
Higo Kami Hojoji Tachibana Yoshitsugu
The blade length is 2syaku 2sun 2bu han.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token #100408.
on March 29th, 1985.
Shinto: Chu Jyo Saku: Satsuma
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 67.5 cm or 26.57 inches.
Sori : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.48 cm or 1.37 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.27 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword grams.
Era : Edo period around Genroku era.
Shape : Wide and thick blade. There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade.
Jigane : Itame Hada Hadadachi with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, rounded Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
In the Ha, there are Ashi, Sunagashi and Kinsuji. The Habuchi is soft.
Boshi is Notare with thick Nioikuchi, Hakikake style.
Special feature: Higo Kami Hojoji Tachibana Yoshitsugu, his name is Hashimoto Kichibee.
He studied under Hojoji Kunimasa. He got “Higo Kami” in the Kanbun era.
He moved to Satsuma Kagoshima in the Genroku era.
He made Suguha with thick Nioikuchi. His blade looks like Kotetsu and Kaneshige.
He belonged to Edo Hojoji school.
From Aoi Art: This blade was made when Yoshitsugu moved to Kagoshima.
The Jigane is Hadadachi Satsuma’s blackish one. It is different from Edo Hojoji. We recommend this gorgeous this Katana very much.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.