Order number : 17629
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :Higo Kami Hojyoji Tachibana Yoshitsugu
Shinto: Chujho saku ranking: Satsuma.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
nking.This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku r ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 63.7cm or 25inches.
Sori :1.0cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.09cm or 1.217 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.98 cm or 0.78inches.
Kasane : 0.7cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick woth small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon :From the hamachi area, gunome midare and then suguha with gunome midare mixed with sunagashi, kinsuju double hamon.
Boshi is round shape with deep nioikuchi and turns back.
Special feature: He stayed at Edo and worked under
the Hojyoji Kunimasa and then he moved to Kagoshima in Kyusyu island.
His work is very cloth to Kotetsu and Kaneshige.
Saya :On the black roiro saya, maple leaves are painted.
Tsuba :On the mokko style iron Tsuba, rise up Mimi and folded and
engraved fisherman’s bout and fisherman.
Menuki : On the shibuichi plate, an old man is engraved.
Probably the Tsuba icome from an old Chinese story.
Kojiri: On the shibuichi plate, some designe is engraved.
Menuki:a flower is engraved by syakudo plate with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.