Ordering number: 19717
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature: Higo Kami Kuniyasu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished by the good polisher.
Habaki : silver single habaki.
Blade length: 74.7cm or 29.40 inches.
Sori :1.06 cm or 0.41 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.35cm or 1.31 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.09 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.79 cm or 0.31 inches.
The weight of the sword: 825grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with small sori and longer Kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame Hada well grained with jinie attch beautiful Osaka Jigane.
Hamon : From the Hamachi, Suguha and then Gunome Midare and oogunome midare mixed with Ashi work and also sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is midarekomi sansaku style.
Special feature: Higo Kami Kuniyasu, his real name is Kobayashi Minamoto Zaemon. He is a younger brother of Kunisuke 2nd generation.
His style also looks like Kunisuke 2nd generation.
Kunisuke 2nd generation is a well-known swordsmith with nice Kobushi Choji Midare.
But the quality of Kuniyasu blade is better than Kunisuke.
Saya :On the black roar Saya, many black belts are wind.
Tsuba :Kyo Sukashi style iron thin tsuba.
Menuki : On the Shakudo Tsuba, leaves are engraved with gold color.
Fuchi Kashiraa:On the syakudo plate,
Kiku flowers are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Kuniyasu is a younger brother of the 2nd generation Kunisuke. His subjects are quite similar to his brother.
Generally, his subjects are much better than his brother I think.
We strongly recommend this nice sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,100,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)