Ordering number: AS21326
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Hizen Ichimonji Dewa Kami Yukihiro Oranda Tetsu Kitai (1st generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length: 70.76 cm or 27.86inches.
Sori :1.67cm or 0.657 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.2cm or inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.17 cm or 0.854 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 765 grams.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape: Mihaba is wide, kasane is thick,
sori is deep, and kissaki is a good work of Taihai.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach very attractive hizen Jigane which
is called konuka hada.
Hamon: Nioikuchi’s deep Gunome Midare becomes bright and clear, and kinsuji as lightning in the cumulonimbus clouds of summer clouds, Sunagashi works and bo-shi is disturbed and returns round.
Special feature: Dewa Kami Yukihiro was born in 1617 year as the second son of Hashimoto Yukinobu, commonly known as Kurobei. His brother is Kawachi Daijyo Masahiro.
He received the title Dewa Daijyo in the 1647 year and then turned to Dewa Kami. He went to Nagasaki on 1650 and learned Holland iron about Holland iron makers Hisatsugu and Yakushiji Tanenaga.
We see many works with Holland iron engraved on the nakago.
He would have been proud to have made it using the most advanced foreign iron. He passed away in 1682 year.
From Aoi Art: The sword style is the same as his brother, Masahiro. The Hamon is looks like summer clouds with Kinsuji like lightning. The sword condition is perfect and the quality is highest ranking. This is one of his best swords, we strongly recommend you this sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.