Ordering number : 18574
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hishu Ju Sukekuni
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 70.5 cm or 27.76 inches.
Sori: 1.6cm or 0.63 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :3.02 cm or 1.189 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.315 cm or 0.91inches.
Kasane :0.71 cm or 0.28inches.
Era : Syowa. (The blade looks shinshinto)
Shape : The blade is rather wode and thick woth deep sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and visible to see the texture.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature::Hisyu Jyu Sukekuni is Meikanmore(not mentioned any books)
Probably he helped maaking swords for his master for his life.
Koshirae : Handachi style Koshirae.
Saya :Aogai chirasi saya.
Tsuba :On the iron mokko style tsuba, rise up Mimi slightly.
Menuki : a big size dragon is engraved by syakudo plate.
Kurokata:On the shibuichi plate, Kanji Shinshi Cyusyo is engraved.
Kojiri: On the iron plate, the edge is engraved gold line.
From Aoi-Art::Hisyu Jyu Sukekuni is not mentioned any book
but the blade passed NBTHK Hozon Token as Syowa blade.
But I think the blade looks shinshinto blade.
The blade will be used as Iai practice or Kansyo blade.
Koshirae is very attractive late Edo period nice Koshirae.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.